'The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs And Tapes Of W. Eugene Smith'
- When Ongoing until Sunday, October 7, 2012
- Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Where Museum of Photographic Arts , San Diego
- Age limit All ages
- Categories Photography, Arts, Exhibits, KPBS Arts Briefs, KPBS Museums Briefs, Museums , Jazz
- Cost Free - $8
Above: W. Eugene Smith, Zoot Sims, c. 1957-1964. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography.
Between 1957 and 1965 W. Eugene Smith made approximately 40,000 exposures both inside the loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue, of the nocturnal jazz scene, and of the street below as seen through his fourth-floor window.
He also wired the building like a surreptitious recording studio and made 1,740 reels (4,000 hours) of stereo and mono audiotapes, capturing more than three hundred musicians, among them Roy Haynes, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Roland Kirk, Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and Paul Bley. He also recorded legends such as pianists Eddie Costa, and Sonny Clark, drummers Ronnie Free and Edgar Bateman, saxophonist Lin Halliday, bassist Henry Grimes, and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Listengart.