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Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton

2001
1h 21m
Documentary
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Cast

William Claxton (Self)Peggy Moffitt (Self)Chico Hamilton (Self)John Frankenheimer (Self)Christopher Claxton (Claxton in 1955, 1958)Alicia Ruiz (Peggy in 1958)Simon LaComte (Claxton as young boy with camera)Patrick McHenry-Kroetch (Tom)Ian J. McNeely (Claxton, Age 6)Kate Vander Wende (Claxton's Mother)Jeremy Gable (Claxton's Older Brother)Kathryn Strom (Claxton's Little Sister)Tom Nash (Doctor)Wade Town (Richard Bock)Matt Buckler (Frogman)Jon Jordan (Lawyer)Kari Forsen (Female Model)Tarsolen Greer (Female Model)

Director

Julian Benedikt

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Synopsis

"Jazz Seen" is an exploration of the life of William Claxton, whose photographs turned the world of jazz on its keen and perceptive ear. Various jazz artists, photographers, and actors recount memories they had with Claxton and explore his work, while parts of his life are re-enacted by actors.

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