Sessions with Sinatra

Sessions with Sinatra
Sessions with Sinatra

Sessions with Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
By Charles L. Granata, Foreword by Phil Ramone, Afterword by Nancy Sinatra


256 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $21.99 (CA $29.99) (US $21.99)

ISBN 9781556525094

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2003)


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An intimate, detailed look at how the master made his music
Frank Sinatra was not only the greatest popular singer of the century—he was also the ultimate recording artist. In addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, he 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 mike placement. 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 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 and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness.

Author Biography

Charles L. Granata is one of the world's experts on Sinatra, acts as the project director/producer for all of his Columbia recordings, and has completed hundreds of interviews with people who worked with Sinatra on his records. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.