Jim Marshall is known as the defining father of music photography and his intimate photographs of the greats of Rock & Roll, Country, Folk, Blues and Jazz are legendary. Renowned for his extraordinary access and ability to capture the perfect moment, his influence is second to none. In 2014, Marshall became the only photographer ever to be honoured by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his life's work.
Published here for the first time ever are Marshall's jazz festival photographs from the 1960s. Over 95% of the material in this breathtaking coffee table volume has never been seen before. Marshall's remarkable photographs of the festivals at Newport and Monterey immortalize the unique energy and soul of these celebrations of jazz. This immersive body of work feels like experiencing the atmosphere of those summer days first hand. Marshall's inimitable lens captured the crowd, the performances and unguarded moments with jazz icons like Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, and many more.
Complete access to Marshall's vast archive has been granted for this book. It is introduced by a foreword by President Bill Clinton, features an introduction by legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff and is designed by art director Graham Marsh (The Cover Art of Blue Note Records, Hollywood And The Ivy Look). This is the first in a series of books to be published by R|A|P in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Archive.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Reel Art Press
Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 3.2 x 30.5 cm