Friday, April 11, 2014


  • a journey into jazz
        (2014, book, usa, round bend press books)

Lee Santa started going to jazz concert in the 1960's.
He started taking pictures at concerts around 1967 and boy am I glad that he has such a good taste in music.

"A Journey into Jazz" has Lee talking about his love for jazz.
In his introduction, Lee mentions his fascination for the esoteric and elaborates on Gurdjieff's concepts of subjective and objective art. Things that I have to investigate.
As for his journey, there's a bunch of fine pictures of fabulous artists in his book: Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and his Arkestra, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Rollins, and many more, spiced with anecdotes and memories.

If you're familiar with Sun Ra's "Live At The Red Garter" (Transparency 0319) you must have seen Lee Santa's pictures. The album includes a disc with all of the photos that Lee took at those shows.

Lee Santa's "A Journey into Jazz" is available from Round Bend Press.

Worth checking out !

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