Although he's known as one of the greatest rock and roll photographers, Jim Marshall's career began shooting Jazz musicians in the early 1960's. In this book, you can see the evolution of a legendary photographer, from his early live photography in low lit jazz clubs to ecstatic moments on stage at the annual Monterey Jazz Festivals.
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Regarded by many as "THE rock and roll photographer," Jim Marshall's career has always been focused on the documentation of people, especially musicians. Unlimited access to the musicians coupled with an inviolate sense of trust between subject and photographer allowed Marshall special opportunities: he was chief photographer at Woodstock and was the only photographer allowed backstage at the Beatles final concert. Since he demanded total access, Marshall lived 24-7 with his subjects, and his pictures reflect affection for the artists as they describe the musicians' character. Marshall has said that it's no accident if his pictures seem musical because, "I see the music."