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Jazz matters : reflections on the music & some of its makers

Author: Douglas K Ramsey
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rich in anecdote and insight, Jazz Matters is a collection of essays, profiles, and reviews, by Doug Ramsey, an observer of jazz and its musicians for more than 30 years.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramsey, Doug, 1934-
Jazz matters.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1989
(OCoLC)639520952
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas K Ramsey
ISBN: 1557280606 9781557280602 1557280614 9781557280619
OCLC Number: 18412169
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Common Language 6 --
Maturity 8 --
Don't Shoot the Critic; He's Doing His Best 10 --
Keeping Time with the CLU and Other Thoughts 13 --
Stompin' by the Bayou 17 --
The Uses of Tradition 24 --
Prince Albert/Don Albert 30 --
Clark Terry 34 --
Art Farmer 43 --
Miles Davis 47 --
John Coltrane 56 --
Cannonball Adderley 63 --
Bebop 72 --
Bud Powell 81 --
Wardell Gray 84 --
Seeing Red/Red Garland 90 --
Woody Herman 98 --
Bass Hit/Gene Ramey 112 --
Freddie Hubbard 123 --
George Benson and Jack McDuff 127 --
The Dave Brubeck Quartet 133 --
Thelonious Monk 153 --
Charles Mingus 162 --
John Handy 170 --
Four Tenor Saxophonists 177 --
Ben Webster 186 --
Phil Woods 191 --
Love for Sale 201 --
Listener's Journal 209 --
Zoot Sims 215 --
Dukes of Dixieland 225 --
Gerry Mulligan 228 --
Chet Baker 232 --
Art Pepper 238 --
Modern Jazz Quartet 244 --
Duke Ellington 250 --
Reviews from "Jazz Review" 258 --
A Few of My Favorite Things 300.
Responsibility: by Doug Ramsey ; with a foreword by Gene Lees.

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"There is much to enjoy in Doug Ramsey's collection of essays on jazz. His love of the music, his superior knowledge, sensitivity, and humor permeate his writing, and through this, one can better Read more...

 
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