Jean-Pierre Leloir, Jazz Images (Elemental)
Jean-Pierre Leloir, who died in 2010, left a remarkable legacy of photographs from his work in the years when France was a destination for, and in a few cases home to, many of the world’s principal jazz musicians. The technical perfection of Leloir’s photographs was matched by his ability to suffuse his best pictures with palpable feeling, giving the viewer the sense that he knows the subject. The greatly reduced Stan Getz and Thelonious Monk photos above can, at best, tease you. The book’s superb images can captivate you for hours.