Roberto Polillo, Jazz Italia

by Xavier Encinas

Born in Milano in 1946, Roberto live in Milano and Rome. He started making photographs in the Sixties, when, for a dozen years, He took photographs in over a hundred jazz concerts.


Being the son of Arrigo Polillo, a well known jazz critic, historian and concert organizer, Roberto had the unique opportunity of building a fairly complete gallery of the most important jazz musicians of the time. These images are well known, and have been shown in many personal exhibitions, books, and magazines.

All images © Roberto Polillo/CTSIMAGES.

Cover: Abbey Lincoln, Milano, 1964. Previous image: SKenny Clarke, Lugano, 1965. This image: Don Cherry & Sonny Rollins, Milano, 1963.

Previous image: Bill Evans, Milano, 1965. This image: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Bologna, 1973.

Previous image: John Coltrane, Milano, 1962. This image: Ornette Coleman, San Remo, 1966.

This image: Max Roach, Milano, 1962. Next image: Jimmy Garrison, Juan-les-Pins, 1965.


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