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Leonard, Herman 1923-2010

Overview
Works: 42 works in 85 publications in 5 languages and 2,857 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Case studies  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Study guides  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Composer
Classifications: ML3508.8.N5, 781.650922
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Most widely held works by Herman Leonard
The eye of jazz by Herman Leonard( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in French and English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There could be no better symbol for the illicit mystery and poignant impermanence of jazz than the cigarette smoke in a Herman Leonard photograph. Spiralling, billowing, hanging and twisting into shapes of oriental delicacy, the smoke is the perfect prop for the beautiful and sometimes tragic faces at the centre of his night scenes. Herman Leonard was around the jazz world--with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland, with Dinah Washington and Gerry Mulligan at Newport, with Erroll Garner and Stan Getz in the recording studio--in the Forties and Fifties, long before anyone thought that nicotine needed government warnings. His photographs retain their potency too: he trapped the image that we find capturing the hearts of today's retro-crazy avant garde in Soho, the Lower East Side and the Marais: Ben Vopeliere-Pierrot's beret, Bryan Ferry's suits and Sade Adu's chignon all find their originals in Leonard's 1950s studios of the madcap bebop singer Babs Gonzales, the sharp dressed tenor saxophonist James Moody and the ineffable Billie Holiday. In these photographs, all the banal mess of the average jazz musician's life in the post-war years--the booze and drugs and bone-chilling dawns, the rapacious managers, indifferent club owners, vengeful booking agents and interfering record company A&R men, the endless cross-country treks in overloaded and unreliable cars, the fly-blown boarding houses and segregated restaurants, the broken piano keys and the saxophone held together with rubber bands and paper clips, the twisters and fixers and hustlers and pushers of every description--falls away to reveal the pure and graceful outline of the artist. Leonard's Art Tatum sits, eyes closed and hands clasped, waiting for genius to speak in Los Angeles one day in 1955. Bud Powell, another fountainhead of jazz piano, displays the authentic and eventually insupportable mixture of anguish and ecstasy. Leonard's drummers--Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, Jo Jones, Kenny Clarke--are shot from knee-height to emphasize their commanding strength. His trumpeters--Miles Davis, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown--are burnished heroes: his tenor saxophonists--the louche Dexter Gordon, the bemused Lester Young and the angel-faced Stan Getz--are poets"--Richard Williams, from the 'Sunday Times Magazine', 12 June 1988, p. [2] of dust jacket
Die Heraldik der Wirtschaft; Geschichte, Gestaltung und Wirkung moderner Warenzeichen by Herman Leonard( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz memories by Herman Leonard( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz memories( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen : Herman Leonard and his world of jazz by Herman Leonard( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karsh, Leonard, and Bagert : a photographic legacy : May 24 - September 7, 2008 by Yousuf Karsh( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM eserver certification study guide : p690 technical support by David Le Blanc( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz portraits by Herman Leonard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Day by Philippe Koechlin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in Undetermined and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de Billie Holliday à travers images d'archives et témoignages
Entrepreneurship in the social sector by Jane Wei-Skillern( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for students and practitioners of social entrepreneurship, this text is about the opportunity and challenge of applying leadership skills and entrepreneurial talents creatively and appropriately to create social value
Jazz by Herman Leonard( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of black and white photographs taken during the height of the 1950s Jazz period and going forward
Without a doubt by Herman Leonard( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la escena : la fotografía de Herman Leonard by Herman Leonard( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving jazz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary following Jewish photographer Herman Leonard as he tries to rebuild his archive of jazz photographs after the devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. His collection included Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bille Holiday and hundreds of other American jazz pioneers
An Eye on Jazz, Seeing Music : Herman Leonard, Edward Pramuk; May 17-July 14, 2013 by La.) Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frame after frame : the images of Herman Leonard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary of Herman Leonard and his involvement with jazz, form the photographs he took of the singers to his becoming a musician himself. His plans to write a book about jazz in New Orleans are also mentioned
Trevor Richards' legends of the swing era by Trevor Richards( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jazz, giants, and journeys : the photography of Herman Leonard by Herman Leonard( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"With a camera as his backstage pass, Herman Leonard has photographed the giants of jazz in their golden age, movie stars on set and on their travels to exotic places, the fashion world of Paris in the 1960s, and the inner sanctums of his beloved New Orleans. His friendships with the jazz greats allowed him to capture vividly the magical moments of the New York and Paris jazz clubs in the 1940s and 1950s, using his unique command of cinematic lighting to capture the essence of the time. His colorful life and travels enabled him to document the cultural icons of his day, with images such as Marilyn Monroe on and elephant in the circus, and Albert Einstein at his desk"--Page 2 of cover
Lionel Hampton with Oscar Peterson by Lionel Hampton( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Heraldik der Wirtschaft: Geschichte, Gestaltung u. Wirkung moderner Warenzeichn by Herman Leonard( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Herman Leonard Amerikaans fotograaf (1923-2010)

Herman Leonard amerikansk fotograf

Herman Leonard fotografo statunitense

Herman Leonard US-amerikanischer Jazz-Fotograf

Leonard, H. 1923-2010

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Entrepreneurship in the social sectorJazzJazz, giants, and journeys : the photography of Herman LeonardThe jazz image : seeing music through Herman Leonard's photographyJazz, giants, and journeys : the photography of Herman LeonardCombat bombardier : memoirs of two combat tours in the skies over Europe in World War Two