INVITATION TO OPENNESS: THE JAZZ AND SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY OF LES MCCANN, 1960-1980. Pat Thomas and Alan Abrahams. Fantagraphics Books, Inc., Seattle, 2015. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York. 200 pp. with 318 ills. 32 x 24 cm. LC 2014-952339 ISBN 9781606997864 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Photography — African American Artists
Worldwide Number: 161999
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