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Following the highly acclaimed Wisdom, Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians—artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more—who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversatio Following the highly acclaimed Wisdom, Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians—artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more—who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversation, and have a unique perspective on life.   Each musician is photographed and interviewed on film about the process of making music, the power of music, and the experience of writing, producing, and performing. The group includes emerging artists, as well as legends from a variety of genres, and together, they create a distinctive understanding of the universal language of music.   Music features new portraits of and interviews with Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, Afrika Bambaataa, Clint Black, Dave Brubeck, Common, Billy Corgan, David Crosby, Ani DiFranco, Danny Elfman, Ben Gibbard, Philip Glass, Herbie Hancock, Karen O, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ziggy Marley, Ozzy Osbourne, Yoko Ono, Itzhak Perlman, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Ravi Shankar, John Williams, and several other international music icons. Watch the trailer here: http://musicthebook.com/trailer.php


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Following the highly acclaimed Wisdom, Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians—artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more—who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversatio Following the highly acclaimed Wisdom, Andrew Zuckerman now turns his unique photographic perspective to music. This new book includes fifty eminent musicians—artists, composers, producers, and performers from rock, rap, dance, soul, R&B, classical, country, reggae, pop, jazz, world, and more—who have made an impact on their genre, contributed to the larger conversation, and have a unique perspective on life.   Each musician is photographed and interviewed on film about the process of making music, the power of music, and the experience of writing, producing, and performing. The group includes emerging artists, as well as legends from a variety of genres, and together, they create a distinctive understanding of the universal language of music.   Music features new portraits of and interviews with Laurie Anderson, Fiona Apple, Afrika Bambaataa, Clint Black, Dave Brubeck, Common, Billy Corgan, David Crosby, Ani DiFranco, Danny Elfman, Ben Gibbard, Philip Glass, Herbie Hancock, Karen O, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ziggy Marley, Ozzy Osbourne, Yoko Ono, Itzhak Perlman, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Ravi Shankar, John Williams, and several other international music icons. Watch the trailer here: http://musicthebook.com/trailer.php

30 review for Music

  1. 4 out of 5

    Blog on Books

    More often than not, a big book on music excels at one of two things – photography or text – but almost never both at once. “Music” by photographer Andrew Zuckerman (Abrams) is the exception. The latest in the series of big, topic-related Zuckerman volumes (his last was entitled “Wisdom”), “Music” combines the thoughts and images of fifty top music-makers from all ends of the spectrum. Classic rockers (including David Crosby and cover boy Ozzy Osborne) to new wavers (Joe Jackson and Chrissie Hynd More often than not, a big book on music excels at one of two things – photography or text – but almost never both at once. “Music” by photographer Andrew Zuckerman (Abrams) is the exception. The latest in the series of big, topic-related Zuckerman volumes (his last was entitled “Wisdom”), “Music” combines the thoughts and images of fifty top music-makers from all ends of the spectrum. Classic rockers (including David Crosby and cover boy Ozzy Osborne) to new wavers (Joe Jackson and Chrissie Hynde) are covered along side rappers (Afrika Bambaata to Common), traditionalists (Burt Bacharach) jazzheads (Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck and Herbie Hancock) and outliers (such as Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar) in a clean photo style with full page, self-penned essays to accompany the photos (or is it the other way around?) What comes across, is one of the best, multi-artist synopsis of the inner-workings of the musician’s art available in today’s music book market. While the photo set-ups are very stark and similar in nature (utilizing the same basic white backdrop in shoots from London to L.A.) it is the written portraits that vary in degree and nature, but that all provide a window into the process and motivation of each of the performers involved. In fact, despite what looks like a coffee table photobook, it is actually the essays that bring the project to life. Learning what motivates an Ani DiFranco to remain independent, why Billy Corgan never practiced once he went pro or how Sinead O’Connor views her own controversial history are what make these stories great. Given the list of possible candidates for a project like this (where is Elvis Costello?), the only thing this format begs for is more. Website: musicthebook.com

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Edwards

    A nice coffee table book that will impress the average joe. Nice layout, great big photos, very sharp design, but some of the musicians chosen let it down. It hinges on the interviews with and musings of the different musicians, and while there are a few really great inclusions, some of them are just boring "I love music, mannnn" kind of people. Henry Rollins of course has a lot of interesting anecdotes, Ornette Coleman brings the intellect, and Dave Brubeck provides some insight into performanc A nice coffee table book that will impress the average joe. Nice layout, great big photos, very sharp design, but some of the musicians chosen let it down. It hinges on the interviews with and musings of the different musicians, and while there are a few really great inclusions, some of them are just boring "I love music, mannnn" kind of people. Henry Rollins of course has a lot of interesting anecdotes, Ornette Coleman brings the intellect, and Dave Brubeck provides some insight into performance. Afrika Bambataa rants about hip hop/the world, Ian Mackaye recounts the early days of the DC scene, and Herbie Hancock has plenty of enthusiasm. It's good that it appeals to many different people, and most would pick and choose their way through the different artists anyway, so I guess it serves its purpose.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    A beautiful combination of portrait photography and music - a 'should read' for anyone who enjoys either. A 'must read' for anyone who enjoys both. Candid and refreshing, an impressive gathering of musicians from all genres, walks of life, and levels of success. There hasn't been a single person that has walked into my living room that didn't pick this up and thumb through it, asking a million questions. A beautiful combination of portrait photography and music - a 'should read' for anyone who enjoys either. A 'must read' for anyone who enjoys both. Candid and refreshing, an impressive gathering of musicians from all genres, walks of life, and levels of success. There hasn't been a single person that has walked into my living room that didn't pick this up and thumb through it, asking a million questions.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elso

    Music Andrew Zuckerman - fifty musicians defining their craft and who have made an impact on their genre. Right from the get go having Ozzy Osbourne on the front cover was an impressive start to this book. With a huge variety of genres included,Music makes for a great coffee table book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Carmyn

    This looks so cool. Check it out. http://musicthebook.com/ This looks so cool. Check it out. http://musicthebook.com/

  6. 4 out of 5

    JR

    My family got this for me for Christmas because they know I am a big Joe Jackson fan. The photos and interviews are candid and told me lots of new things about many artists that I'm interested in. My family got this for me for Christmas because they know I am a big Joe Jackson fan. The photos and interviews are candid and told me lots of new things about many artists that I'm interested in.

  7. 5 out of 5

    John Dierckx

    Beautiful book with some amazing insights. The photography is stunning.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Zuckerman's latest. Photographic candy. A great coffee table addition. $60 in CDN... $25 at Barnes&Noble in USA ~! Zuckerman's latest. Photographic candy. A great coffee table addition. $60 in CDN... $25 at Barnes&Noble in USA ~!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bret

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rugor

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nathan McConville

    Interesting in a way that shows how each individual views their perception of music.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

  14. 4 out of 5

    Karim Estefan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Choucri Bechir

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elliott Wilshier

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ruthi

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jordyn

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erika

  20. 5 out of 5

    John

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ernie Anastasio

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ike

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lucie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Drew Williams

  26. 5 out of 5

    Emilie Urban Sloth

  27. 5 out of 5

    Michele

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brittney S. S.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julio Enrique Pérez

  30. 4 out of 5

    Asha

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