Temples of Sound (Paperback)

Inside the Great Recording Studios

By William Clark, Jim Cogan, Quincy Jones (Foreword by)

Chronicle Books, 9780811833943, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

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All great music has a birthplace. "Temples of Sound" tells the stories of the legendary studios where musical genius and a magical space came together to capture some of the most exciting jazz, pop, funk, soul, and country records ever made. From the celebrated Southern studios of Sun and Stax, to the John Coltrane/Miles Davis sessions in producer Rudy Van Gelders living room, to Frank Sinatras swinging cuts at state-of-the-art Capitol Records, each of the 15 profiles in this book brings great music to life at the moment of its creation. With a trove of never-before-seen photographs and fascinating, all-new interviews with the musicians and producers who made the records, "Temples of Sound" is a rich inspiration for music fans.

About the Author

William Clark is a playwright, songwriter, and award-winning author who currently writes for a prime time television series. A lifelong music lover, he lives near Washington, D.C.

Jim Cogan has worked for 15 years as a recording engineer and producer, resulting in some of the most critically acclaimed albums in jazz of the past 20 years. He lives in Milwaukee.