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The Color of Jazz

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The Color of Jazz
by Pete Turner, Quincy Jones, Ashley Kahn, Creed Taylor


"two iconic jazz labels from the '60s and 70's were the subjects of two impressive books, both of which had the fingerprints of Jazz Times contributor Ashley Kahn...An oversized coffee-table book that celebrates the colorful photos used most famously for the covers of Creed Taylor's CTI record label."  JAZZ TIMES MAGAZINEThroughout his career, Turner has relentlessly pushed the medium of photography to achieve an extraordinary vision with an uncompromising thirst for bold color and composition. Yet Turner feels that "what really kept my name out there were these record covers." This book showcases 100 covers and their art in close to original size; many of the covers are rare and out-of-print, now collector's items, and connect to a who's who of musical legends–from Count Basie, John Coltrane, and Stan Getz, to Quincy Jones, Freddie Hubbard, and Steely Dan. Turner's covers set new standards for this medium and transformed albums into art objects, sought after both for the music they contain and the cover art they display.
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