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The Jazz Loft Project

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W. Eugene Smith's dilapidated, five-story New York City loft was a hangout for Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins, Eddie Costa, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and many other jazz greats, as well as for artists such as Diane Arbus and Robert Frank. Smith, who died poor and unsung in 1978, had obsessively captured on tape and film more than 300 musicians at work and in conversations. Stephenson’s magical editing and sorting of Smith's magnificent sound and image collections—a haunting, massive task and service of social archaeology—ushered documented time into myth. This is an expanded reissue of a riveting book with a cult following.

2023; clothbound; 9 1/2 x 11 inches; 288 pages; ISBN: 9780226824840.