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John McLaughlin Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations, 1979 Photo : Pascal Kober

John McLaughlin
Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations, 1979
Photo : Pascal Kober

One of my first jazz photos. Taken while I was gashing my fingers on a guitar, wondering how it was possible to play as fast as he did. My camera must have looked like a Zenit of Soviet origin (at that time the cheapest reflex), which did not stop a picture from that series from making the front page of the magazine Jazz Hot, in May 1994, in its original blurry form (!). Fifteen years later…

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of myAbécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present  ! Want to order  ? Here it is  :

Publisher’s website


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