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'The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs And Tapes Of W. Eugene Smith'

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until October 7, 2012[days & times]
  • WHERE Museum of Photographic Arts , 1649 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $8

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.

Date: May 19, 2012 - October 7, 2012
Location: Museum of Photographic Arts: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado San Diego.
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W. Eugene Smith, Zoot Sims, c. 1957-1964. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography.

Above: W. Eugene Smith, Zoot Sims, c. 1957-1964. Collection of the W. Eugene Smith Archive, Center for Creative Photography.

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