December 14, 1998 12:00 PM

photographs by Lee Friedlander

As in-house photographer for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, Lee Friedlander trained his discerning lens on emerging talents from Aretha Franklin to John Coltrane. The subtle portraits here—of a red-booted Tammy Wynette or a young Ray Charles grooving to the beat—rise to the level of timeless art. (Distributed Art Publishers, $49.95)

Bottom Line: Masterly music photography

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