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Feather, Leonard 1914-1994

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Most widely held works by Leonard Feather
The encyclopedia of jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

96 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 2000 biographies, over 200 photographs."
The encyclopedia of jazz in the sixties by Leonard Feather( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1100 biographies, 200 photographs."
The biographical encyclopedia of jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3,300 jazz musicians from around the world. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks." "Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of jazz in the seventies by Leonard Feather( Book )

37 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Satchmo to Miles by Leonard Feather( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of jazz : leading performers on their lives, their music, their contemporaries by Leonard Feather( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of jazz, from then till now; a guide to the entire field by Leonard Feather( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passion for jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz, from the Congo to the Metropolitan by Robert Goffin( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigger than a breadbox by Steve Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the author's quips and humor from his first days in radio through the "Tonight Show" to the present
The new edition of the encyclopedia of jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

40 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thundering herds, 1945-1947 by Woody Herman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of jazz( )

in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of jazz : a guide to the entire field by Leonard Feather( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz at last has matured to a full-fledged art, not only in this country, but throughout the world as well. What has been known as an American folk music is now becoming an international form of expression, with artists in all countries constantly exchanging ideas and expanding the limits of their medium. No longer is it possible for the well-informed person, the person interested in the latest developments in the art world, to relegate jazz to the realm of simple, untutored, dance-hall music. This volume is the long-awaited revised and updated edition of the now-classic The Book of Jazz. Leonard Feather, author of the famous Encyclopedia of Jazz series, has written this book for the widest possible audience--from the newcomer to the field who asks the basic, most-difficult-to-answer question, “What is jazz?” to the musicians themselves (one of whom recently asked, “Who is Bessie Smith?”). Here is a guide to jazz in all its phases: its nature, its sources, instruments, sounds, performers--and its future. The section titled “The Anatomy of Improvisation” presents for the first time actual musical illustrations of the jazz improvisations of 17 of the great soloists from Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden to John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. Each solo is studied in detail and with a clarity as enlightening to the listener as to the musician. These solos lead into a unique analysis of the nature of jazz--its harmony. rhythm and structure--and show how it has evolved, from the music of the earliest days to the latest innovations. A large part of the book consists of chapters devoted to the story of the role played by each instrument and its major performers. Each history begins with a non-technical discussion of the instrument itself: its function, its range, how it was first used and how it is now used in jazz. It goes on to tell about the artists, how they developed their style and instrument, their special contribution and their relative importance in the entire world of jazz. In chapters devoted to the origins of jazz, the new evidence is bound to gain the attention of the entire jazz world. Drawing on conversations with musicians from various parts of the country, this section sheds new light on the particular places where jazz was first played. By exploring the sources, it reveals why jazz had its beginnings in the United States and what musical influences and social forces produced it. In a chapter entitled “Jazz and race,” the whole story of racial discrimination in jazz is presented in unprecedented detail. It tells of the early segregation among bands, and of the breaking down of the color barriers first by the musicians themselves and then by the public. To this illuminating guide, Leonard Feather brings his many years of experience in the jazz field both as critic and musician. For the person who has long sought a true guide to the enthralling world of jazz; for the student, the fan and the musician to whom jazz is an exciting territory always to be newly explored, [this book] provides the much-needed story of this vital new twentieth-century art form."--Dust jacket
Laughter from the hip : the lighter side of jazz by Leonard Feather( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original Decca recordings, 1944-1950 by Billie Holiday( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of the blues by B. B King( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz years : earwitness to an era by Leonard Feather( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and many others. Filled with information about the recording business and the tricky art of criticism, this earwitness account of a lifetime in jazz caps a career that has been dedicated to the best that American culture has to offer. Book jacket
Anita O'Day sings the winners by Anita O'Day( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Feather, L. G.

Feather, L. G. 1914-1994

Feather, Leonard

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Feather Leonard Geoffrey

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Feather, Leonard Geoffrey 1914-1994

Leonard Feather

Leonard Feather Brits journalist (1914-1994)

Leonard Feather englischer Musikkritiker

Leonard Feather giornalista e pianista britannico

Leonard Feather músic britànic

Leonard Feather músico británico

Leonard Feather pianiste, producteur et compositeur anglais de jazz

Leonard Geoffrey Feather

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לאונרד פד'ר מוזיקאי בריטי

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