It must schwing
Blue Note – Photography by Francis Wolff and Jimmy Katz
It must schwing. Blue Note – Fotografien von Francis Wolff und Jimmy Katz
Alfred Lion’s credo was "It must schwing". This was also the title of the exhibition featuring Francis Wolff's photos of numerous musicians during recording sessions. The exhibition showed intimate portraits of outstanding jazz musicians like John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, and Jimmy Smith.
Jimmy Katz began work as a photographer for Blue Note in 1993. His work documents the more recent history of the label and was also shown in the exhibition.
The Jewish Museum Berlin would like to thank the Embassy of the United States of America for its generous support for this exhibition.