10.21.2010

My book "Estelas de Jazz" now available on Amazon + Barnes & Noble

Hi Folks,
I'm happy after seven years shooting jazz musicians here and there with passion to launch officially my first book "Estelas de Jazz" available worldwide thanks to Amazon and Barnes & Noble (directs links at the final of this post)
I have collaborated with the Spanish writer Belen Carmona Moreno who has offered her literary writings to the 123 photographs in black and white of jazz musicians across the pages.
An important detail, even if the photographs are in an universal lenguage, the texts are in spanish and you will find an example below of one the texts.
Another important detail, this book is not about stars of jazz music but it's overall a tribute to the jazz musicians that's why you will not find only photographs of stars as Ornette Coleman or Joshua Redman but also photographs of unknown or underrated musicians I admire. That's a tribute to all the jazz musicians.


Where you can order the book  ? 

Barnes & Noble : http://bit.ly/aRDfeA
Amazon UK : http://amzn.to/bMRxNM
Amazon Japan : http://amzn.to/a0GK5g
Amazon France : http://amzn.to/9lhV9B
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/90SAFw


Here you have one the photographs and texts included on the book. That's a photograph of the fantastic french cornettist Médéric Collignon.

"Médéric sube al cuadrilátero con paso firme y busca a su contrincante con mirada desafiante. Es heredero directo de los primeros practicantes de “Savate”, una suerte de arte marcial que tuvo sus orígenes en las peleas entre marineros, en el puerto de Marsella. Suena un golpe de campana y da comienzo el asalto. Sus pasos le llevan a bailar alrededor del ring, en una especie de sobrio ritual. El primer gancho va directo a las válvulas de su trompeta, obligando a ésta a emitir un quejido seco y profundo. Poco a poco le va ganando terreno al instrumento, hasta que éste, se rinde a sus pies convirtiéndose en esclavo del más fuerte de los púgiles. Collignon domina de tal manera que no hay melodía que se le resista y siempre acaba haciéndose con el titulo de vencedor."

Finally, please find below a promotional video with the 123 photographs of "Estelas de Jazz"



Technical details :

Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (June 15, 2010)
ISBN-10: 3838308743
ISBN-13: 978-3838308746
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches

Musicians included on the book

Ornette Coleman, Sheila Jordan, Eduardo Kohan, Raphael Anker, Alex Blake, Andy Milne, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Michel Bastetm Evan Parker, François Moutin, Scott DuBois, Martial Solal, Médéric Collignon, Stefano Di Battista, Nasheet Waits, Nicolas Masson, Pete La Roca Sims, Henri Texier, Skoota Warner, Sonny Rollins, Stéphane Fisch, Susana Raya, Tom Harrell,
Stefano Saccon, Marc Copland, Thomas Morgan, Hank Roberts, Robin McKelle, Seamus Blake, Alice Perret,William Parker, Giovanni Falzone, Hilaria Kramer, Mario Pavone, Charles Lloyd, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Banz Oester, Béatrice Graf, Chris Potter, Dado Moroni, Co Streiff, Kenny Wheeler, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denis Beuret, Steve Coleman, Jean-Yves Poupin, Bud Shank, Jason Moran, Eric McPherson, Kenny Barron, Flavio Boltro, Florence Melnotte, Guillaume Perret, Insa Rudolph, James Moody, Joe Locke, John Aram, Pascal Alba, Ken Vandermark, Lionel Loueke, Marc Ducret, Urs Leimgruber, Otomo Yoshihide, Paolo Fresu, Perry Robinson, Roy Hargrove, Peter Brotzmann, Ramon Lopez, Roberta Gambarini, Slide Hampton, Sunny Murray, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey, Tony Malaby, Sophie Tassignon, Julie Campiche, Yael Miller, Yuri Honing, Henry Grimes, Charlie Mariano, Marc Perrenoud, Gerald Cleaver, Olivier Gatto, Camélia Ben Naceur, Lydia Filipovic, Enrico Rava, Tim Berne, Drew Gress, Matthieu Michel, Alexis Cuadrado, Ralph Alessi, Michel Portal, Rosario Bonaccorso, Jim Black, Samuel Blaser, Jacky Terrasson, Mark Helias, Mulgrew Miller, Ohad Talmor,
Tania Maria, Al Foster, Moncef Genoud, Joshua Redman, Joey Baron, Richard Bona, Wayne Escoffery, Marcos Jimenez, Peter Van Huffel, Alain Della Maestra, Evaristo Perez, Abraham Burton, Herbie Hancock, Bill Frisell, Bob Stewart, Michel Wintsch, Dave Douglas, Ernie Odoom, Cyril Moulas, Martin Wisard, Patricia Tondreau, Gabriel Zufferey

This book is fully dedicated to Marie U., without whom this book wouldn't have existed.

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Congratulations! ~~ I'm sure this is a very proud moment for you. You are truly an amazing photographer. Your images come to life because of the love you feel for the music in your heart. Best wishes with the book...

isv13 said...

Congratulations my friend :-) \o/

Vicki said...

This is really fantastic. I can't wait to get my copy. Wait, how can buy an autographed copy? Or will u come to Crete one day and sign it?

Bridget said...

Felicitations, JC. Je suis heureux pour vous. J'acheterai certainement une copie!Everyone will definitely enjoy the book since you take such great & exceptional jazz photos.

Sofia said...

Encore une Consécration de ton Immense talent !

Personne n'arrête un "Vagabundo"

Félicitations et encore Félicitations !

Anonymous said...

I would like to read more on that blog soon. BTW, rather nice design your site has, but how about changing it once in a few months?

bijinga said...

Magnífico...!!

Mucha suerte con este maravilloso y excelente proyecto...!!

:)

Tato Riquelme said...

Nice work JC, congratulation. Beautiful images...Lets have a espreso next time you come to NYC. Peace
TR

ESTHER said...

Muchísimas felicidades! Has realizado uno de tus sueños de manera brillante. Eres un gran fotógrafo.

Millones de besos.

Juan-Carlos Hernandez - Photographer said...

Thanks to everyone for your great support !! ;-)

Marce S said...

Impresionante tu talento y el gran amor demostrado en cada una de tus creaciones.
Un fuerte abrazo.
Gracias a Twitter por conocer tu Blog y disfrutar tu
genio creativo Juan Carlos.

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