Luciano Viti, Paolo Fresu

Chet & Miles

versione italiana

2014, Pleather cover with silk-screen title
Italian, 17x24 cm, 80 pages
ISBN: 9788898391158

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1987 - Photographer Luciano Viti succeeds in what remains one of the most significant events in the history of music photography, that of realising photo-sessions with Miles Davis and Chet Baker, two legends of jazz. During the usual 'ten minutes' at his disposal, Viti made a series of stunning and intense portraits that will go down in history.

For the first time, after more than twenty-five years of photographic career, Viti's photographs have been published in this book, accompanied by a poetic text by Paolo Fresu, a renowned jazz trumpeter. A unique testimony of rare beauty to celebrate two great and unforgettable musicians who have marked the jazz history.

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Luciano Viti
«Musician of the image», according to the definition given to him by Pino Daniele in the afterword to the book Rock in camera (Postcart, 2013), Luciano Viti has created more than 100 album and book covers including: Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, B.B.King, Ennio Morricone, Bill Frisell, Jim Hall, Bee Gees, George Benson, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Jeff Beck. He collaborated from 1982 to 1995 with the weekly Rai, TV Radiocorriere for which he made about 250 services and 60 covers. Since 1980 he has been constantly following the activities of the musician Pino Daniele. Photos of him have been published all over the world through agencies: Retna, London and New York, Grazia Neri, Milan. He has been photographing for advertising campaigns including some of L’Espresso Marketing publishing group and collaborates with the Casa del Jazz, Palexpo.

Paolo Fresu
Graduated in trumpet studies at the Conservatory of Cagliari in 1982, the same year he won numerous awards as best Italian jazz talent. In 1996 he was awarded best European musician, he won the Django d’or and was nominated best international musician. He teaches both nationally and internationally and has recorded over 350 records. Fresu has been for many years director of the Festival Time in jazz in Berchidda and the Bergamo festival, as well as artistic director and teacher at the Nuoro Jazz seminars.