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Jazz: Body and Soul is a unique collection of Bob Willoughby’s photographs and recollections of West Coast Jazz capturing the spirit of jazz through the lens.

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Jazz: Body and Soul

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Bob Willoughby’s first person narrative & photographs provides a unique look at West Coast Jazz in the 1950s. A must-have for any jazz fan.

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Jazz: Body and Soul - Bob Willoughby

Bob Willoughby Jazz

The West Coast, 1950s. A time of youth, exuberance, hope and change. Nowhere was this more evident than in the music emanating from the San Francisco and Los Angeles jazz scene. Musical improvisation spilled over onto artists' canvases, poets' pages and comics' stand-up routines.

Freezing in his garage darkroom, Bob Willoughby worked late into the night developing and printing his photographs with his radio firmly dialled into these new sounds. Live music was everywhere and it seemed only natural that he go out and document what was going on.

In Jazz: Body and Soul you'll find unrivalled images and personal accounts of the most famous artists of the time -- Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday -- and never-before published photographs of inspired performances and backstage jitters. This is a must have for any serious Jazz fan. It offers the most unique insight into the world of Jazz. Buy Jazz: Body and Soul today.

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Bob Willoughby’s first person narrative & photographs provides a unique look at West Coast Jazz in the 1950s. A must-have for any jazz fan.

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