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Sunday, November 02, 2014

RIP David Redfern

Russell, our intrepid scourer of the obituaries, reminded me that I hadn't noted the passing of David Redfern, possibly one of the UK's if not indeed the world's finest jazz photographers. I well remember drooling over his classic images of the jazz greats in his Jazz Album which I purchased at Dobell's back in the 1980s. They're still as good as ever even though (or possibly because) they're from the pre-digital age.
David Redfern passed away on October 23. He was 78.
Sadly missed and my apologies for not posting earlier.
Obituary.
Lance.

3 comments :

Chris Barker (on F/b). said...

Responsible for some of the most famous iconic photos. Everyone will recognise his work but not so many know the name.

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

Yes, another sad departure from the scene. I was at the 2013 London Jazz Festival .where he and Edu Hawkins had a display of photos, so I had the opportunity to chat to both who were very approachable and great to meet and to briefly discuss the background to some of their work on display. A sad loss but Jazz photography is in good hands with the likes of Edu (and many more besides).

Andy Hudson said...

Sad to acknowledge the passing of David. I had the great pleasure of working with him for many years, and despite him describing me in his book as Andy “Get-off-the-stage” Hudson, we had a good warm relationship in the 70’s 80s and 90s when I was promoting much jazz. He even turned up at my wedding in Dublin and took some classy snaps. For my 50th birthday, he gave me a signed framed print of one of his definitive shots of Duke Ellington which has pride-of-place above the piano in my house.
When he sold his vast catalogue to Getty Images , he cleverly kept joint rights to his favourite 1000 pictures and made a tidy living from them onwards.
A lovely man, great sense of humour, with a perfect “eye” - will be much missed.
Andy Hudson.

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