Baker & Taylor A look at the recording style of one of the greatest singers and recording artist of the century examines Sinatra's unique approach to the studio and includes one hundred photographs of the man working and singing.
Book News Granata, a leading authority on Sinatra and a producer at Sony Music's Legacy Records, brings readers into the recording studio to glimpse the fascinating working methods Sinatra introduced in his quest for recorded perfection. He tells how Sinatra created his sound and translated the most intense emotions into richly worked songs of unrivaled expressiveness. Features some 100 b&w photos of Sinatra working in the studio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Independent Publishing Group
Frank Sinatra was not only the greatest popular singer of the century—he was also the ultimate recording artist. In addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, he was also his own in-studio producer—personally supervising every aspect of his recordings, from choosing the songs and arrangers to making minute adjustments in mike placement. One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it—and this book explains it all, bringing the dedicated fan and the casual music lover alike into the recording studio to glimpse the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Featuring 100 photographs of Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, Sessions with Sinatra tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness.
Baker & Taylor Explores the distinctive technique, phrasing, expressiveness, and sound quality of Frank Sinatra's recordings