Award winning photojournalist, Leon Morris, has dedicated 30 years to documenting the roots of contemporary music. Featuring many of the most important musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, HOMAGE: New Orleans combines stunning colour and black and white images with the insightful commentary of an industry insider. The book includes images from twenty years of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals – ten years before and ten years after Katrina. This remarkable book will pay homage to this amazing and resilient city. Featured artists include New Orleans greats like Dr John, the Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas and Wynton Marsalis and jazz, blues, soul, African and reggae legends like Mile Davis, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, Jimmy Cliff and James Brown.
“He captures the history of jazz and blues with his amazing photographs. The pictures are absolutely beautiful”
– Good Morning Memphis, Fox 13 TV
“a thrilling experience…visually and literarily poetic.”
– The Commercial Appeal