Photographer Richard Ehrlich’s pictures of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bublé, Kenny Burrell, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Dudamel, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop and more from his Face the Music book will go on display on Sept. 12 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The 41 close-up images of the artists faces, which captures everyone from RZA to Esperanza Spalding and Ringo Starr listening to their favorite songs, will be on display at the Los Angeles museum through Jan. 6, 2020.
“It was an incredibly fulfilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, personally and professionally, to capture some of the world’s most iconic musicians while they listened to their favorite songs,” says Ehrlich in a statement released on Thursday (Aug.22). “It is a dream come true to now showcase these photographs at the GRAMMY museum.” T
he exhibition promises to offer an inside look, “through portraiture, at how artists feel emotionally while listening to music of their choice. Some of Ehrlich’s favorite moments from this project include capturing Wayne Shorter exuding an aura of calm, grace and mystery; Herb Alpert listening to Pavarotti with eyes closed and lost in reverie; Herbie Hancock, Michael Bublé, Rosanne Cash, and LeAnn Rimes all shedding tears during their listening session; Lars Ulrich’s exuberant and emotional facial expressions while listening to Rage Against The Machine; and Iggy Pop shouting during Link Wray’s ‘Rumble.'”
The moments are described in the text accompanying the exhibit, along with information on what each musician was listening to for a unique experience that Grammy Museum president Michael Sticka says perfectly captures the “undeniable influence music has on human emotion.”
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