Metronome Magazine: The Collection Story

The array of JAZZ PHOTOS included in the Metronome Jazz Fine Art Photography Collection were accrued directly from the archives of Metronome, one of the publishing world’s late great music magazines.

The Limited Runs Metronome Jazz Collection features some of Jazz’s biggest and most influential musicians who pioneered Jazz into an art form, creating a uniquely American style that captured the world’s attention. Featured in the Collection are powerhouse icons like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Dave Brubeck, just to name a few. Click here to see a list of the artist included in the Collection.

Metronome published its first issue in 1881 and quickly became the premier music magazine of its day. At the start of the Swing era, Metronome shifted its editorial coverage to primarily Jazz music, and continued to cover the genre until public taste switched to the new rock n’ roll sound, forcing Metronome to eventually close its doors in 1961.

Today, many collectors consider Metronome Jazz’s foremost magazine, and hunt for past issues, some of which can be found in places like eBay and other collectible shops. The Metronome Jazz Collection of contemporary fine art prints is exclusively available for sale through Limited Runs.

Click here to see a list of the artist included in the Collection.