Explains how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, this work reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born, and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.
This collection includes Leonard's classic photographs of the greats of jazz: from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Dexter Gordon to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. His uniquely evocative and cinematic portraits of jazz's most iconic figures in their heyday have gone on to become iconic images in their own right. This definitive and beautifully produced collection of his work includes all Leonard's most famous images and well as a significant number of previously unpublished photographs, an introduction by novelist Reggie Nadelson, and interviews with Herman Leonard by distinguished TV producer Leslie Woodhead.
Miles Davis On and Off Record. Britain's greatest writer about jazz does for Miles Davis what Ian MacDonald did for the Beatles in his critical and commercially acclaimed 'Revolution in the Head'. It is a must have for Miles' multitude of fans.
From "White Riot" to "Rock The Casbah", The Clash were a band like no other. "Rolling Stone" magazine declared "London Calling" one of the greatest albums of all time. This title brings together personal and professional photos of the band at home, on stage, in the studio and on the road.
For twenty years, Pearl Jam have done the impossible: never shying from controversy, ever true to themselves, constantly ground-breaking, they remain one of the most popular bands on the planet with over 60m albums sold worldwide. Pearl Jam Twenty is their story.
The Clash: trendsetters, icons, revolutionaries. They were the pioneers of British punk rock and their story is steeped in mythology. Many people have an opinion about what made them who they were. This book gives the chance to read the full story, from the band themselves.