S as in Stimulation


Terri Lyne Carrington Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1990 Photo : Pascal Kober

Terri Lyne Carrington
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1990
Photo : Pascal Kober

She had come to relax after her sound check with Stan Getz, whom she was then accompanying on the drums. A few minutes earlier, I had given her two small courtesy prints. Portraits made during a previous concert. She had delicately slipped them into the pages of a biography of Angela Davis. Nowadays, such scenes are more and more difficult to catch because of the hegemonic demands of the entourage of certain artists to control their image. Will it still be possible capture them in the future ? What will remain of the photographic memory of jazz if such practices were to develop further ?

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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