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The biographical encyclopedia of jazz

Author: Leonard Feather; Ira Gitler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Discography
Biobibliographie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Feather; Ira Gitler
ISBN: 0195074181 9780195074185
OCLC Number: 38746731
Notes: "This book is based in part on Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of jazz, The new encyclopedia of jazz, The encyclopedia of jazz in the sixties, and on a subsequent work by Mr. Feather and Ira Gitler, The encyclopedia of jazz in the seventies"--P. ix.
Description: xx, 718 p. 26 cm.
Contents: Preface / Leonard Feather --
Preface / Ira Gitler.
Responsibility: Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, with the assistance of Swing journal, Tokyo.
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Focusing exclusively on biographies, this jazz encyclopaedia contains portraits of 3300 jazz figures and includes extensive coverage of players in Europe, Japan, Africa and Australia, as well as the  Read more...

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"A welcome sight for musicians, fans, and educators....Feather and Gitler's magnum opus is a fitting capstone to a magnificent century of swing, and a prophecy book foretelling the shapers of jazz to Read more...

 
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