- Tapa dura: 272 páginas
- Editor: Indiana Univ Pr (23 de mayo de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0253014026
- ISBN-13: 978-0253014023
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American Jukebox: A Photographic Journey (Inglés) Tapa dura – 23 may 2014
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Not every book opens with a page featuring a scrawled handwritten blurb from Lawrence Ferlinghetti. A collection of 240 photographs taken by Felver over the past 25 years, the black and white images catch musicians and composers both on the stage and posed in their musical element, revealing the faces behind the rhythms, beats, and melodies of American musical history. * Publishers Weekly BEA Show Daily * This reviewer can think of no other book in which one can find such vivid photos of such a wide range of subjects, including Cyndi Lauper, Philip Glass, John Cage, Keb' Mo', Marian McPartland, Aaron Neville, Odetta, Lou Harrison, Laurie Anderson, Willie Nelson, Doc Watson, and Ozzy Osbourne...Visually stimulating, eclectic, and illuminating, this is an essential coffee-table book for music fans. * Library Journal (Starred Review) * American Jukebox is Felver's own personal photographic playlist, with more than 200 black-and-white shots of an eclectic range of musical icons. Like a friendly paparazzo, he roamed the classic festivals (Farm Aid, Monterey Jazz Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) to catch the stars at their candid best. . . .American Jukebox is a warm tribute to those who created this nation's modern musical legacy. . . .A cornucopia of musical legends of the late 20th century, captured in moments of natural ease. * Shelf Awareness * American Jukebox is a fine addition to any music-lover's library. * San Jose Mercury News * . . . A new picture book as efficient as a three-minute single. -- Sam Whiting * San Francisco Chronicle * In addition to photos, American Jukebox contains a fascinating sprinkling of writings by musicians. . . . But it is the photos that command our attention. They are united, above all, by their simplicity: Felver doesn't go in for elaborate lighting or sets. His subjects look directly into the camera or are captured in performance. However anarchic or tormented their music, the artists radiate a confident serenity. Most of the musicians are smiling, reflecting the evident pleasure they took in the photo session and the pleasure Felver had in capturing these images-a pleasure readers will share, too. * Bloom Magazine * [Felver's] latest book brings together over 240 photographic portraits capturing many of the key figures he met in the new American music over the past quarter-century. Both candid and posed, the best photographs here and from brief encounters backstage and elsewhere with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Harry Dean Stanton and Thurston Moore. There are also extensive collections of great names from country, blues and jazz that, taken as a whole, reveal the musical landscape he experienced. * R2/Rock'n'Reel * Felver possesses a unique skill, presenting the artists in moments that suggest a personal connection and unveiling of celebrity, while maintaining a firm grounding in the act of musical creation. Occasional recollections and ephemera from the featured artists further bolster the collection. Sure to please music aficionados and casual fans alike, the range and intimacy of this collection work together, drawing out nostalgia for the recent past. The artists feel present, whether it's Sonny Rollins with cheeks puffed as he glances over his shoulder, or Hazel Dickens's genuine smile. Felver's sincere appreciation of that presence is enough to make you turn on a record player. * Publishers Weekly *
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American Jukebox profiles the spirit and heartbeat of our American musical heritage. Christopher Felver has collected over 240 photographs from tours and encounters with musicians over the past 25 years. From Doc Watson to John Cage and Mavis Staples to Sonny Rollins, this collection celebrates the tapestry and diversity of musical styles that make up the American sonic landscape. Caught in action on the stage or posed, Felver captures these musicians and composers in their musical element, revealing the face behind the rhythms, beats, and melodies that have punctuated American musical culture. Scattered throughout are playlists, autographed lyrics, record sleeves, and contributions by musicians sharing their memorable experiences of the era.Ver Descripción del producto
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A photographer and filmmaker, Felver has published books and directed films that focus on the Beats and on American artists. His introductory essay for "American Jukebox" is an autobiography which shows how, as a child of the counterculture, he wandered as a young man over both Europe and the United States pursuing his passions for the beats, poetry, photography, and music, all of which are reflected in this book.
"American Jukebox" consists of over 240 black and white photographs of American musicians that Felver took between 1976 and 2013. Some of the photos show the musicians performing but most are posed. The photos were taken at festivals, clubs, and performances ranging from New York, to Monterey, to New Orleans. In many of them, the subjects look the viewer directly in the eye, often holding their instruments. Sometimes the subjects look happy, sometimes serious or pensive. Each of the photos immediately engages the viewer.
The photos cover the broad range of American music from classical through jazz, blues, folk, country, rock, rap, alternative, pop, and more. Among many other, the subjects of the photos include Ned Rorem, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, Irma Thomas, B.B, King,, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Cab Calloway, John Baez, Tony Bennett, and Pete Seeger. Many of the subjects will be familiar to most viewers while others will be new. Woodie Guthrie (1912 -- 1967) and the late Pete Seeger (1919 --2014) have a large presence in the book. They capture the character of both jukebox and troubadour.
"American Jukebox" is a joy. It made me think about American music and to turn to that modern equivalent of a jukebox, you-tube, to hear some of the songs of America's troubadours. In addition to the photos, the book includes, essays, reminisces, and other contributions from nineteen of the photographic subjects, including Ed Sanders, John Cage, Rosanne Cash, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. It also includes brief Forewords by composer David Amram and by the founder of Sonic Youth, Lee Rinaldo. The music goes on forever.