Drawing on interviews, biographies and the archives of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, this collection of essays provides portraits of such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Eddie Condon. Ranging from stage fright to stardom, racism to the importance of a good nickname, these stories offer fresh perspectives on the life of a jazz musician, and unique insights into the historical and social impact of jazz on 20th-century America.
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Bill Crow is a free-lance musician in the New York City area. He writes a monthly humor column for Allegro, published monthly by Local 802, American Federation of Musicians.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195055888
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195055888
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1990. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, amid the laughter, "Somebody ought to write these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from interviews, biographies and autobiographies, the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, and his own columns to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, stage fright, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is and suggests why it gives its devotees a kick like no other. In addition, it offers extended sections on jazz greats such as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0195055888
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97801950558871.0