Register of the M. Lea Rudee, "Jazz in San Diego" photographs

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the M. Lea Rudee, "Jazz in San Diego" photographs,1981-1991

MSS 0071

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: July 1997.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: M. Lea Rudee, "Jazz in San Diego" photographs,
Date (inclusive): 1981-1991
Collection number: MSS 0071
Extent: 2.00 linear feet (24 matted photographs)
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

M. Lea Rudee, "Jazz in San Diego" photographs, MSS 0071. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

ABSTRACT

A collection of twenty-four black and white photographs (1981-1991) taken of jazz performers in concert in San Diego by M. Lea Rudee.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Accession Processed in 1994

These photographs were all taken during live performances of jazz in San Diego. A few were taken in night clubs. Most were taken at performances of either the San Diego Jazz Festival, when I served on its board of directors, or the Jazz Society of Lower Southern California. This latter organization held private performances in members homes or other private venues and organized fund raising events to provide scholarships for the jazz program in the UCSD Music Department. Unfortunately, both organizations are now dormant. The performers in these photographs include both local and visiting artists.
Photography and jazz have some artistic elements in common. Of all musical forms, jazz places the highest emphasis on instantaneous, intuitive improvision by the performer within a predetermined musical context. Photographs can be "made" in highly controlled circumstances, e.g. an advertising shoot, or the self-portraits by Cindy Sherman. In another form, the photographer "takes" a picture by instantaneously arranging images within the viewfinder, accepting what is seen rather than directing. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the great master of this latter form of photography, described the camera used in this manner as "an instrument of intuition," a term that could just as well apply to the jazz soloist. ---M. Lea Rudee

CONTAINER LIST

Accession Processed in 1994

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 1, Folder 1, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Lytle, Cecil, 1982

Box 1, Folder 2, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

McPherson, Charles, 1982

Box 1, Folder 3, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Cheatham, Jimmy, 1983

Box 1, Folder 4, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Marsalis, Wynton, 1983

Box 1, Folder 5, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Pepper, Art, 1983

Box 1, Folder 6, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Gentry, Hollis, 1983

Box 1, Folder 7, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Cheatham, Jeannie, 1983

Box 1, Folder 8, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Calloway, Cab and Cheatham, Jeannie, 1984

Box 1, Folder 9, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Kessel, Barney, 1991

Box 1, Folder 10, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Brubeck, Dave, 1983

Box 1, Folder 11, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Biggs, Gunnar, 1982

Box 1, Folder 12, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-01

Gordon, Dexter, 1981

Box 1, Folder 13, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Jones, Thad, 1982

Box 1, Folder 14, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Lettau, Kevyn, 1991

Box 1, Folder 15, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Lake, Oliver, 1984

Box 1, Folder 16, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Carter, Betty, 1983

Box 1, Folder 17, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Rollins, Sonny, 1983

Box 1, Folder 18, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Redd, Vi., 1985

Box 1, Folder 19, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

McFerrin, Bobby, 1982

Box 1, Folder 20, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Braxton, Anthony, 1985

Box 1, Folder 21, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Bowie, Lester, 1989

Box 1, Folder 22, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

Jordan, Stanley, 1986

Box 1, Folder 23, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

McShann, Jay, 1986

Box 1, Folder 24, Map-case Oversize: MC-138-02

James, Etta, 1981