Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 290

Price Realized: $ 4,000
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(BURT GOLDBLATT--JAZZ MUSICIANS)
An archive with 120 dynamic photographs by Goldblatt, a renowned New York jazz photographer and album designer.
Encompassing a stylistic range of hard-hitting portraits, with intimate studio recordings, gritty and energetic nightclub performances, and cool practice sessions, as well as a group of artfully angled and composed images, evocative of the genre's free-form nature. Portraying Jazz and Blues legends, from Johnny Hodges, Milt Hinton, Gene Krupa, Ray Vance, Chris Connor, and Dickie Wells; to Billy Strayhorn, Sy Oliver, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, and John Lee Hooker. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with a variety of Goldblatt's hand stamps, and some with notations or affixed labels on verso. 1950s-70s

Additional Details



Burt Goldblatt (1924-2006) was a photographer, graphic designer, art director, and author. He worked mainly within the Jazz scene of New York City, often photographing at nightclubs and recording sessions. Goldblatt was also a prolific album designer, producing avant-garde artwork for numerous record labels including Bethlehem, Decca, Atlantic, and Jolly Roger. Many of the complex covers montaged Goldblatt's own photographs with overlays of dynamic color fields, X-rays, and expressive illustrations.


A number of the photographs present in this archive are reproduced in Goldblatt's seminal 1983 publication entitled Jazz Gallery One.

A complete list of the identified artists can be found below:

Red Allen
Cat Anderson
Georgie Auld
Buster Bailey
Bob Brookmeyer
Chris Connor
Bill Evans
Stan Getz
Freddie Green
Milt Hinton
Johnny Hodges
John Lee Hooker
Gene Krupa
Sy Oliver
Gerry Russell
Billy Strayhorn
Joe Thomas
Ray Vance
Dickie Wells
Cootie Williams.