From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan's wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered and played their music.
Smith's work has remained in archives until now.
The Jazz Loft Project is dedicated to uncovering the stories behind this legendary moment in American cultural history.
Learn More: The Jazz Loft Project.
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