AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1987
Photo : Pascal Kober
One or two iconic bands have left their mark on the history of jazz, with the artistic identity of a group. Without musicians like Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne and Alan Paul, the jazz audience would be reduced to next to nothing. Often scorned by specialized critics, Manhattan Transfer has managed to win over jazz buffs while carrying on the long tradition of vocal jazz bands and entertainment.
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 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 :