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CATALOG: FALL 2016 p. 27   

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Jim Marshall's intimate portraits of jazz legends John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and Thelonious Monk alongside candid photographs of the audiences at the Monterey and Newport jazz and folk festivals of the early 1960s

some of the most tenderly observed, quietly "Powerful studies of a now long gone, but still resonant, cultural moment when jazz was both a unifying force for change and the soundtrack to a turbulent nation whose discontents reverberate to this day"

Sean O'Hagan
The Guardian

  

REEL ART PRESS

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

Published by Reel Art Press
Edited by Amelia Davis, Tony Nourmand. Introduction by Nat Hentoff. Foreword by President Bill Clinton. Designed by Graham Marsh.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival</I>.

From Thelonius Monk to John Coltrane, Miles Davis to Nina Simone, Jim Marshall's defining photographs of the 1960s jazz scene

Jim Marshall 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 honored by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his life’s work.

Published here for the first time ever are Marshall’s jazz festival photographs from the 1960s, which capture the crowd, the performances and unguarded moments with jazz icons such as Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Ray Charles and many more.

Over 95% of the material in this breathtaking 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. Complete access to Marshall’s vast archive has been granted for this book. It includes a foreword by President Bill Clinton and an introduction by renowned jazz writer Nat Hentoff, and is designed by art director Graham Marsh (The Cover Art of Blue Note Records, Hollywood and the Ivy Look). This is the first in a series of books to be published by Reel Art Press in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Archive.

Jim Marshall (1936–2010) was born in Chicago. While still in high school, he purchased his first camera and began documenting musicians and artists in San Francisco. Over a 50-year career he created hundreds of legendary images that came into public consciousness through magazine features, more than 500 album covers and six books: Monterey Pop, Not Fade Away, Proof, Jazz, Trust and Pocket Cash.



Featured image is reproduced from Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The Guardian

Sean O'Hagan

When Marshall's democratic camera captured the young, relaxed, supremely stylish and racially mixed audiences that the jazz giants were attracting, at least on the east and west coasts, he was chronicling a brief utopian moment amid the gathering storm of protest and often violent reprisal that would define the civil rights era of the early-to-mid 1960s.

Port Magazine

Graham Marsh

Jazz Festival is not a nostaligic yearning for the past, but a celebration of the continuing cultural craze for all things relating to Modern Jazz and Ivy Look clothing... You can almost feel the sun's warming rays and an ocean breeze emanating from Jim Marshall's evocative photographs in this book.

British Journal of Photography

Jacob Brookman

Jazz Festival acts as an insight into decidedly rare cultural miscegenation for the time period - captured with a lightness of touch at odds with the photographer's reputation for bullishness... Jim Marshall managed to get the kind of access most photographers can only dream about.

BBC Arts

Alllan Campbell

It's a given that Marshall had technique and then some. But the fact that he knew many of these musicians and loved their music was also an important metaphysical element.

American Photo

Jack Crager

A master of music photography, Marshall assiduously shot jazz festivals offstage and on in Newport and Monterey, California throughout the early 1960s with his trademark mix of backstage access and fly-on-the-wall candor. This largely unseen trove reveals a bygone culture of cool, its players and denizens, with striking immediacy.

BBC Radio London, Robert Elms Show

it seems Jazz is the most visual of aural mediums.

CNN

John Blake

Marshall's shimmering photographs of those lazy summer days when the giants of jazz mingled with the crowd won't be seen as just a celebration of their music. It'll be the epitaph for an era.

NY Journal of Books

Michael J. McCann

Reel Art Press prides itself in its exceptional taste, curatorial eye, and eclectic selection of material. Without a doubt, Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival is a title in which they may take great pride.

L'Oeil de la Photographie

This extraordinary book celebrates Jim Marshall's unique talent and lifelong desire to "capture the perfect moment".

Photo District News

Before he was a famous rock photographer, Jim Marshall photographed jazz, covering the festivals in Newport, Rhode Island and Monterey, California in the 1960s and photographing the biggest stars along with their deeply hip audience

Jazzwise

Jon Newey

An in-depth trawl through the photographer’s work...a breathtaking photographic trip through those legendary, barrier-breaking festival years

Rolling Stone

Photographer Jim Marshall's black-and-white shots taken at the Newport and Monterey jazz festivals during the 1960s capture an era that can't be ignored.

Mother Jones

Mark Murrmann

The shots of the musicians performing are great, but one of the best things about Marshall's work and this book in particular is all the backstage scenes and crowd shots that make you feel like you're in the thick of things. It's a wonderful documentation of what is arguably one of the pinnacles of American music.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/13/2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches 'Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival'

Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches 'Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival'October 14 and 15 at 7PM, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the centennials of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaría and Thelonious Monk with a talk and book signing with Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival authors Graham Marsh, Amelia Davis and Tony Nourmand, followed by a concert featuring Danilo Perez, Wycliffe Gordon, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and powerhouse vocalist Ledis. Join Reel Art Press for the book launch and Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo & Monk. The talk is free and open to the public. Tickets for the performance are available here.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/27/2016

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

Jim Marshall: Jazz FestivalMonterey, 1965. Dizzie Gillespie, MC. Five days of unfiltered experimentation by artists including Charles Mingus, Gil Fuller, Mary Stallings, Louis Armstrong and Anita O'Day—to name just a few. Photographer Jim Marshall was there, as he had been in 1960, '61, '63 and '64 and as he would be in 1966 as well. His pictures capture the performers and performances, the crowds, the off moments and the scene. Graham Marsh writes, "In the 1960s, when it came to jazz, style was part of the equation in both clothes and attitude. At Monterey and Newport black culture was openly embraced and integrated audiences were the norm. Nobody cared—as long as you looked sharp and dug the music—anything else was just jiving, there was strictly no room for squares." Slideshow on CNN.com! continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/26/2016

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

Jim Marshall: Jazz FestivalThelonious Monk is one of the many great musicians captured in Reel Art Press' stupendous new collection of Jim Marshall's candid Jazz Festival photos from the 1960s. From Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Nina Simone to Joan Baez, this book is an absolute Bible of the integrated avant-garde festival scene—with plenty of texture added via pictures of the artists, hipsters, music geeks and poets who were there to share. President Bill Clinton contributes the Foreword, Nat Hentoff the Introduction. Other texts are by Graham Marsh and Dave Brolan, who begins, "Cameras and cars, guns and knives, whisky and women, musicians and music, always music." Read more and see an extensive slideshow on CNN.com! continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/9/2017

Remembering Nat Hentoff, Champion of Jazz and Civil Rights

Remembering Nat Hentoff, Champion of Jazz and Civil RightsThis weekend, the world lost jazz and civil rights champion Nat Hentoff, one of the greatest and most passionate music journalists of all time. In memoriam, we are honored to present Hentoff's eloquently direct text, Jazz Festivals and the Changing of America, from Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival by Reel Art Press.
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