Whether it‘s under spotlights or in the privacy of a dressing room, in rehearsal rooms or in the thick of major international tours, Pascal Kober’s pictures reveal a special way of looking at things, which also plays cleverly with words.
As a French photojournalist and member of the magazine Jazz Hot team, he has witnessed the developments of an extraordinarily rich and diverse century-old form of music for several decades now. Love of the blue note, emotion and complicity mark these commented slices of life, these letters and these faces, which sketch a thoroughly human ABC, thanks to the exceptionally close rapport he establishes with the musicians.
For those who love jazz and for those who think… they don’t (!), here is a compilation of little gems which are sure to enchant you…
Jazz as you’ve never seen it before !
Front cover : Esperanza Spalding
Les Estivales Festival in Savoy, Château des ducs, Chambéry, France, 2013
With a foreword by Marcus Miller, Miles Davis’s travelling companion in the 1980s, this book is released since 15th of June. It is also available in French version, Abécédaire amoureux du jazz. It accompanies and expands a photo exhibition of Pascal Kober’s works, organized by the Musée de l’Ancien Évêché in Grenoble (Isère, France) from 16 June to 17 September 2017.
Big Jay McNeely, Jazz Festival in Vienne, France, 1990
Miles Davis, Jazz Festival in Vienne, France, 1989
Chick Corea, International Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turkey, 1996
Toots Thielemans, Jazz Festival in Vienne, France, 1994
Sahib Shihab and Anthony Anelli, Jazz Musiques Festival, Grenoble, France, 1986