The View from Within: Jazz Writings, 1948-1987

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9780195063301: The View from Within: Jazz Writings, 1948-1987

Renowned for forty years of writing about jazz and for almost that long a span as a record producer, Orrin Keepnews has won three Grammy Awards, established two legendary jazz labels, and has both worked in the studio with and written about such jazz giants as Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner.
The View from Within brings together a wide range of Keepnews' writings, including reviews and commentary for The Record Changer, Down Beat, and other magazines; album notes; essays; and discerning appreciations of such artists as Monk, Evans, Wes Montgomery, and Johnny Griffin. As he traces his own transformation from a young traditionalist into one of the leading forces in modern jazz, Keepnews also presents a vivid portrait of jazz in the years since the war.

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About the Author:
Orrin Keepnews founded Riverside Records in 1953 and Milestone in 1966, and was director of jazz activities for the Fantasy labels from 1972 to 1980. He is currently president and producer for Landmark Records.

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An early co-editor of Record Changer and a leading producer of jazz recordsespecially with Riverside during the 1950sbrings together his writings of the past 40 years: interviews with Pee Wee Russell and Joe Sullivan, reviews of celebrity autobiographies and jazz novels, biographies and evaluations of Armstrong, Morton, Parker and Tatum, and "thoughtful pieces" on jazz writing. There is also a section on what a record producer actually does to make a living (a basic account of how jazz records are planned and achieved), and two defenses of Lenny Bruce. Here, too, are comprehensive surveys, revised from liner notes, of the work of major jazz musicians with whom Keepnews was associated: Cannonball and Nat Ad derley, Bill Evans, Johnny Griffin, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner. An outstanding collection.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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