ANTHONY WILSON: SONGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(WILSON, ANTHONY). Wilson, Anthony. Gottingen, GERMANY: Little Steidl, 2018. First Edition. Large Square Quarto. Clothbound Book + 12" Vinyl LP in Sleeve, Slipcased. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 48pp, profusely illustrated in color + 12" 180 gram Vinyl LP. Designed by Nina Holland / Little Steidl.
In the new album and photobook Songs and Photographs - beautifully produced in collaboration with German artbook publisher Little Steidl - Anthony Wilson brings together a collection of his songs and 35mm photographs that opens a new chapter in his broadening quest for personal and musical authenticity.
"Most mornings I wake up and go out wandering with my camera, sometimes in my hometown of Los Angeles, often in places around the world where I am traveling on tour. I look, watch, and take in the space around me. I’m conscious of my attentive state, totally absorbed in noticing things. My path determines itself, each picture leads me to the next. It’s a meandering journey through a landscape or cityscape, but also through my own personal experience. Often the smallest things are what stop me in my tracks and compel me to point the camera and snap the shutter.
In Songs and Photographs, the visual and musical paths of my process converge into a single work in which the songs and the photographs speak back and forth to each other."
Born in Los Angeles in 1968, guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson is known for a body of work that moves fluidly across genres. The son of legendary jazz trumpeter and bandleader Gerald Wilson, his musical lineage has deeply influenced his creative trajectory, compositional choices, instrumental groupings, and the wide-ranging twelve album discography that blooms out of them.
An inventive soloist and sensitive accompanist, Over the past two decades Wilson has joined a diverse roster of jazz masters on their recordings and performances, including Ron Carter, Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Madeleine Peyroux, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Harold Land and Diana Krall. And while his footing is firmly rooted in the jazz idiom, Wilson pivots with ease into other genres, having contributed his instrumental texture and improvisational authority to albums by pop music legends Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville, and Barbra Streisand.
Wilson was awarded the Thelonious Monk Institute International Composers’ Award in 1995. He has also received commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the International Association of Jazz Education, and the Henry Mancini Institute. In 2018, he was selected as a MacDowell Colony fellow. A brand new, pristine example additionally SIGNED by Anthony Wilson.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "Songs and Photographs" will be signed by Mr Wilson at our event on Sunday, December 9th and shipped beginning Tuesday, December 12th.
978-3-944630-04-5 Inventory Number: E000AWSAP