FRANCIS WOLFF

Paul Chambers

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Francis Wolff was born in Berlin in 1907. He met Alfred Lion when he was 15 years old and already a jazz and photography enthusiast. Their shared love for this new music cemented their friendship. In 1933, Lion emigrated to American soils. Wolf pursued a brilliant career as a photographer and collected records in spite of the Third Reich’s rise to power. In 1939, he had to face facts and escape Nazi Germany. He reached New York in October. He moved into Alfred Lion’s apartment. This place had also been the head office of a brand new jazz label ‘Blue note’ for about ten months. Wolff worked retouching in a photography studio in the daytime and in the evening was devoted to managing the label. The label developed and soon Wolff devoted all his time to it. He did however take his camera to each recording session for 28 years. He therefore photographed an important part of the history of jazz and its legends.In 1951, with the advent of the LP, and the imminent importance of record covers, the photographs taken by Francis Wolff became primordial for Blue Note. In 1967, Alfred Lion retired and Wolff took over the role of producer. He had to relinquish his photography. He remained at the helm of Blue Note until his death in 1971.  ... See more See less

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The many photographs taken by Francis Wolff portray the golden age of jazz and the leading names of the famed Blue Note Records label. Taken in black and white, often as low angle shots, they highlight the close relationship between the photographer and the musicians ? whose personality traits and obvious energy Wolff liked to reveal. These shots forged an image of jazz and resulted from the high-level meeting of two art forms. Paul Chambers (1935?1969) was an American double bassist. He recorded music with some of the most important jazzmen of his time, in particular Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter, and was part of the famous Miles Davis Quintet from 1955 to 1963. He took part in the recording of such notable albums as John Coltrane?s ?Giant Steps? and Miles Davis?s ?Kind of Blue?. Francis Wolff photographed him in front of Hotel Alvin in New York in 1956 before the recording of his album ?Whims Of Chambers?.

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18 July 2014

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