Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording

Chicago Review Press
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Featuring 100 photographs of Frank Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, this book 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. 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 witness the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Revealed is how, in addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, Sinatra 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 microphone placement.
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A violin prodigy, Phil Ramone studied at Juilliard before establishing his first music studio in 1958. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Producers and Engineers Wing, and is a Trustee of the MusiCares Foundation. Ramone lives in Westchester County, New York.

Sinatra is the first-born daughter of Frank Sinatra. She has starred in several feature films.

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Chicago Review Press
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Published on
Oct 31, 2003
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781613742815
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz
Music / Recording & Reproduction
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