A photographic portrait of the world of jazz music. Presented as a stream of 196 images interspersed with DeCarava's own poetry, this volume is, in its form and overall effect, a printed equivalent of jazz -composed of overlapping passages of pain, sweetness, optimism and suffering. Roy DeCarava has documented the people, both famous and anonymous, and the seemingly mundane yet intimate moments of his Harlem neighbours and neighbourhood. The result is at once a work for photography enthusiasts, an historic documentation for ...

The Sound I Saw 2003, Phaidon Press

ISBN-13: 9780714843315

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The Sound I Saw 2001, Phaidon Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780714841236