The Jazz Life

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306800887
Size: 49.62 MB
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Traces the origins of jazz in the urban culture of black America and profiles such pioneers as Count Basie, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane


Author: William Claxton
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822851661
Size: 38.73 MB
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They are brought together in this updated volume, which includes a foreword by Claxton tracing his travels with Berendt and his love affair with jazz music in general.

The Jazz Life Of Dr Billy Taylor

Author: Billy Taylor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009170
Size: 15.31 MB
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Peppered with anecdotes recalling encounters with other jazz legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others, The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor is not only the life story of a jazz ...

Class Act

Author: Cholly Atkins
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504128
Size: 44.48 MB
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He began performing during Prohibition and continued in vaudeville, nightclubs, and in the army during World War II. Chronicling the rise, near demise, and rediscovery of tap dancing, the book is both an engaging biography and a rich ...

Off The Books

Author: Peter Leitch
ISBN: 9781550653489
Size: 37.92 MB
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Off the Books: A Jazz Life is the story of a life lived in search of excellence in music and art, but also a life lived battling depression and alienation, and overcoming narcotics addiction.

From Birdland To Broadway

Author: Bill Crow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019535902X
Size: 63.97 MB
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This revealing book is a marvelous portrait of the jazz world, told by someone who's been there.

The Night People

Author: Dicky Wells
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr
ISBN: 9781560980674
Size: 73.78 MB
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First published in 1971, The Night People is Wells's account of his life as a jazz trombonist and soloist during the Swing Era, including new introductory chapter remarks as well as a critical appreciation and a discography.

Notes From A Jazz Life

Author: Digby Fairweather
Publisher: Northway Publications
ISBN: 9780953704019
Size: 75.22 MB
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"Thoroughly entertaining and yet thoughtful - a fascinating look at the last 30-odd years of a big slice of the British jazz scene." - Musician (magazine)