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Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart has died

The photographer who famously shot John Coltrane's A Love Supreme recording session died on 20 January aged 89

Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart died on 20 January aged 89. Born in Henrietta, Texas, Charles Hugh Stewart was raised in Tucson, Arizona. His career spanned over 70 years, which, by his estimate, had him take photographs for more than 2000 albums, including a substantial portion of the jazz catalogues of Impulse!, Mercury, Reprise and Verve Records. He famously documented the recording of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, and his work has been used in various books, magazines, films, documentaries and personal collections. He photographed James Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Quincy Jones, Machito, Max Roach, Frank Sinatra, and many others. Stewart’s photography was exhibited at Jazz at Lincoln Center; it was also collected in a book called Chuck Stewart’s Jazz Files, published by Da Capo Press.