New Book: Glorious Days and Nights

Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964. A photojournalist for Life, Look, and Fortune, Snitzer was the photo editor and later associate editor of the influential jazz magazine Metronome.

In the memoir, Snitzer recalls what it was like to go on the road with these musicians. His reflections run the gamut from serious meditations on his development as a young photographer working with musicians already of great stature to more conversational recollections of casual moments spent having fun with the jazz artists many of whom became close friends.

The second half of the book features 85 black-and-white photographs including a number of iconic jazz images. Click through to see images from the book.

Louis Armstrong with the Star of David on his chest, Tanglewood, MA 1960
Bill "Count" Basie, recording session, NYC, 1960

Drummer Sonny Paine, Count Basie Orchestra recording session, NYC, 1960
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie with saxophonist Clifford Jordan, Bern International Jazz Festival, Switzerland, 1988

Bill "Count" Basie, Roulette Records recording session, NYC, 1960
Nina Simone, performing, Town Hall, NYC 1959
Glorious Days and Nights is now available from UPM.


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where can i get a hold of the jazz photography book?
Web Guy Perth said…
I like the sound of the Jazz photography book. Can I get it in australia. Can someone give me a link to buy it online?
You can buy a copy here