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Florence: Jazz di ieri e di oggi numero 10 — November 1960

Original November 1960 issue of Italian jazz monthly Jazz di ieri e di oggi — the final issue of the magazine dedicated entirely to jazz photography. This issue features b/w images of a large number of jazz greats including Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, and Zoot Sims. Jazz di ieri e di oggi (trans.: “Jazz of yesterday and today”) was the Florentine answer to Italian’s premiere jazz magazine at the time, Musica Jazz, published in Milan since 1955. Founded and published by Alfredo Luciano Catalani, the first member of the Hot Club of Florence, the first issue, a double issue, was issued in February 1959. Editor-in-chief was the passionate journalist and photographer Francesco Cecco Maino, perhaps best known for his early connection to Chet Baker. International correspondents for the publication included Nestor Ortiz Oderigo (Argentina); Frank Tenot (France); Joachim-Ernst Berendt (Germany); and William Donati (Hollywood); Felix Manskleid and Dan Morgenstern (New York); Anthony Palmisano (New Orleans). Jazz di ieri e di oggi was a large size magazine and arguably the most beautifully executed jazz publication ever published. Graphically, it was a work of art, featuring exquisite layout. It had a special charm and was often delicately printed on different colors of paper. The printing process must have been extremely expensive, and may explain the short lived history of the publication.

23.5 x 27.8 cm, 52 pp. Trimmed cardboard wrapper, staple bound. All text in Italian. In near excellent condition, tightly bound and clean. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the magazine available on request.


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