B as in Backstage


Chick Corea International Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turquie, 1996 Photo : Pascal Kober

Chick Corea
International Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turquie, 1996
Photo : Pascal Kober

In musicians’ jargon, the sound check is that moment when they fine-tune the balance of their instruments, helped by the two sound engineers.  The first stands opposite them, behind his mixing console, to adjust the “façades”, the front of the house.  The second, who is even more important for the artists, is discreetly installed on the stage to handle the sound from the feedback speakers, individually adjusted for each of the musicians. A fabulous place for a photographer who’s able to work backstage.

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of my Abécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage, for more than thirty years now, all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present  ! Want to order  ? Here it is  :

Publisher’s website


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