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Contractor, Navroze  Search this
Keystone Korner (San Francisco, Cal.).  Search this
Bang, Billy (musician)  Search this
Bridgewater, Cecil (musician)  Search this
Hill, Calvin (musician)  Search this
Jarrett, Keith (musician)  Search this
Knepper, Jimmy (musician)  Search this
Mangelsdorf, Albert (musician)  Search this
Moore, Eddie (musician)  Search this
Roach, Max (musician)  Search this
Rollins, Sonny (musician)  Search this
Shaw, Woody (musician)  Search this
White, Michael (musician)  Search this
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California -- San Francisco
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Contents note:
The Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection consists of twenty-three black and white photographic prints depicting jazz drummer Eddie Moore (1940-1989) performing in California and India, musicians who played with Moore, and musicians who performed a 1995 tribute concert to Moore in Oakland, California. In addition there are photographs of Moore=s family that were taken at their Farallones Street home in San Francisco, California. The collection contains unmounted 16x20 photographic prints. Interesting musicians in this collection include Eddie Moore, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and Woody Shaw. Other photographs of interest are those taken in San Francisco at Keystone Korner, which was one of the most important Awest coast@ jazz venues in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The photographs are organized in alphabetical order by performers last name.
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Biographical/Historical note:
Navroze Contractor is a highly acclaimed cinematographer and photographer. He studied painting and photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, cinematography under master director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs, at Rockport, Maine, and video production at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Contractor=s feature film credits include Duvidha (1972, directed by Mani Kaul), 22nd June, 1897 (1979, directed by Nachiket Patwardhan), Percy (1989, directed by Pervez Merwanji), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Love In The Time Of Malaria) (1991, directed by Sanjiv Shah) and Devara Kadu (1992, directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy). In addition to his professional interests, Contractor is an avid aficionado of jazz performed in both the United States and India.
Collection donated by DEN Productions, through Navroze Contractor, February 1, 1997.
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
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Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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