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Published here for the first time ever are Jim Marshall’s jazz festival photographs from the 1960s. Over 95 percent 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 fashion, the performances and unguarded moments with jazz icons like Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

Complete access to Marshall’s vast archive has been granted for this book. It features a foreword by President Bill Clinton, and an introduction by legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff, who places the jazz festivals in the larger context of the civil rights movement in America at the time.

The incomparable Jim Marshall (1936-2010) 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 with a Grammys Trustees Award for his life’s work.


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ISBN: 978-1-909526-32-7
336pp; hardback; 290 x 245 mm / 11.5 x 9.5 in.
600+ black and white photographs

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