Books for the music lover on your list

December 11, 2014 1:51 PM

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"Life Unseen: Tony Bennett" by (Life Books, $29.95). When 88-year-old crooner Bennett was last in Seattle, he eagerly leafed through this book backstage, showing it to his daughter, Antonia. Makes sense, as it's in part a lovely family photo album as well as a sumptuous document of his life, from humble beginnings in Queens to his illustrious status as elder statesman of song.

"Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz" by Richard Havers (Chronicle Books, $85). The story of the fabled jazz label Blue Note Records, with studio photos and ephemera, portraits and, most important, the world-famous LP jacket art, groundbreaking not only for its crisp,...

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