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Throughout Les McCann’s incredible jazz career, he took hundreds of photos―at clubs, studios, and festivals around the world―and documented the vibrant cultural life of jazz and soul between 1960 and 1980. These photos include a very young Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sammy Davis Jr., John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Richard Pryor, Quincy Jones, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, B.B. King, Errol Garner, Stanley Clarke, Bill Evans, Lionel Hampton, and other black celebrities, such as Bill Cosby, Muhammed Ali, and Stokely Carmichael to name but a few. These photos are characterized by their intimacy, and the cross-section of names listed is merely the tip of the iceberg. The book features candid commentary by McCann himself and is curated by Pat Thomas (Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975) and maverick music producer Alan Abrahams (Pure Prairie League, Joan Baez, Stanley Turrentine, Kris Kristofferson, Taj Mahal).

'The best of Les McCann's photos are that rare beast: perfection. Appearing simultaneously stages and spontaneous, their vibrancy captures the spirit of his subjects in a way that few other photographers ever could.' - Record Collector'Beautifully reproduced in a hardcover coffee-table book, with insightful essays and an in-depth interview by co-curator Pat Thomas, [McCann's photos] provide a fascinating insider's take on the jazz world.' - MOJO'Prefaced by a refreshingly to-the-point interview with author Pat Thomas, in which McCann recalls some of the highlights of his eventful career... the book reveals McCann's command of composition in no uncertain terms. He is adept at vividly capturing musicians and political figures in revealing off the cuff moments, be it a benignly smiling Miles Davis in front of a picture of a manically screaming Salvador Dali or a super slick Stokely Carmichael, all shades and sharply cut suit.' --Jazz Wise"McCann's photos are so stunning because so many artists trusted him. He captures warm, and not everyday, smiles from Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith and Wilson Pickett." --DownBeat"McCann's photos are so stunning because so many artists trusted him. He captures warm, and not everyday, smiles from Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith and Wilson Pickett." --DownBeat

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Les McCann(Author)
  • Fantagraphics Books; 01 edition (7 April 2015)
  • English
  • 10
  • Music, Stage & Screen

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