Lenny Kravitz has been at the top of the music world for over 30 years, showing no signs of slowing down. A multi instrumentalist, songwriter, actor, and record producer his signature retro sound has incorporated all of the unique style's of the very best in music history, rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. Lenny Kravitz more than any other musician has seamlessly blended these styles into his own, creating a musical fusion, a melting pot of past influences that he continues to efficiently MASTER and PRODUCE with every album. A multiple Grammy award winner Lenny won the Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category. He also set the record for the most consecutive wins by a male. He has been nominated for and won numerous other awards ranging from American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, Brit Awards, and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. He has achieved sales in excess of 40 million records and counting and continues to create UNIQUE albums in his own sound, a sound created and nurtured over 3 decades developing 11 studio albums producing hits all over the world. He has written and produced alongside Mick Jagger, Madonna,Michael Jackson, Prince and many others. Lenny Kravitz stands as one of only a handful of individual Rock Stars that CONTINUOUSLY tourS with sell out concerts in Arenas all over the world. A truly global rock star with a talent for writing, producing and performing that is extremely rare in modern day music. THIS book examines his rise to fame and his constant successes', his albums, his tour's and his incredible musical ability. James Court brings the second book in the series following on from Prince The Life The Genius The Legend in 2018. Lenny Kravitz, The Life, The Genius, The Legend leaves no stone unturned and follows the life of this extraordinary Rock Star who first came to our attention in 1989 and has remained on the Music scene, producing quality songs and albums ever since. The Book highlights and reveals every part of this unique musical Genius, his rise to the top of Rock and Roll prominence, his life within music, his countless achievements on and off the stage, and ultimately, his legend. Through his own individual talent Lenny Kravitz has risen to become one of the most esteemed, admired, illustrious and respected Musicians in Rock music over the past 30 years..
About the Author
Funk however that really got James's attention and from here he never looked back.
James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Parliament and Prince all captured this perfectly. James loved the way that these groups and individuals brought together a strong melody, chord progressions, rhythmic groove of a bass line and drums. All these factors were then for the first time brought to the foreground. Funk was found and once discovered, James was hooked.
James started writing extensively on Prince through various platforms and it wasn't long before he had amassed a significant stockpile of material worthy of a Biography. Over the years James has collected an enviable catalogue of
Prince Vinyl Records, CDs, Tapes, Cassette, DVDs and Memorabilia. The Biography was finally completed in 2018, and has been nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
James is delighted to have joined New Haven Publishing and has added to his music icon series, aptly titled The Life The Genius The Legend, with Lenny Kravitz (releases April 29 2019) and Madonna (releases August 30th 2019)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book. A real insight into Lenny and his Music and career.
What a brilliant read. The Author follows and tracks every single moment on the music of Lenny Kravitz giving a clear and precise insight into his life in Music. It avoids gossip and rumour and sticks to celebrating the music and releases as they happen. I have two other books from this Author on Prince and Madonna and all are brilliant in capturing the essence of the subject matter in hand. A thorough and enjoyable read from start to finish. Highly recommended. Mr S.