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This definitive collection of the photographer's work highlights his friendships with and access to the innovators of modern jazz, including Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday depicted in smoky clubs, backstage parties and even the musician's apartments.

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