One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it, and Charles Granata 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.
Praise for Sessions With Sinatra
My dad’s love and respect for music knew no bounds, and could be felt in the intensity of his concentration in the studio. This book is precious, for it documents the care and thoughtfulness that accompanied the creation of his greatest recordings. Chuck Granata is a font of information.
– Nancy Sinatra
If you can only buy one Sinatra book after you’ve bought all the hundreds of records or CDs, this is the one to have.
– Kirkus Reviews
In musicians’ terms, this book’s got chops!
– Quincy Jones
This magnificent book is a “must read.”
– San Francisco Examiner
As a Sinatra disciple, I always dreamed of being there at the creation. At its best, Sessions makes me feel as though I was.
– David Wild, Rolling Stone