[Basie, Count. (1904–1984)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006)
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer
Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great jazz pianist, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979. Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, captures an energetic and smiling Basie at the piano. In fine condition. Sight: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 17.75 x 21.75 inches (45.1 x 55.2 cm.). Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100.
"Gottlieb was not taking pictures; he was photographing music. Again and again, he catches the precise moment when the musician's face is suffused with effort and emotion and beauty: the music is there." - Whitney Balliett