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Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings

Author: Ralph Ellison; Robert G O'Meally
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001.
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"Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz. The author of Invisible Man wrote widely and brilliantly on his favorite music for more than fifty years, immersing himself in the lives and works of America's musicians, some of whom were his close friends. Ellison is, in fact, perhaps the most important jazz analyst we have. In Living with Music, celebrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellison, Ralph.
Living with music.
New York : Modern Library, 2001
(OCoLC)606556616
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Ellison; Robert G O'Meally
ISBN: 0679640347 9780679640349
OCLC Number: 45558822
Description: xxxv, 290 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Living with music --
Ralph Ellison's territorial vantage --
The Charlie Christian story --
Remembering Jimmy --
The Golden Age, time past --
On Bird, Bird-watching, and jazz --
Homage to Duke Ellington on his birthday --
As the spirit moves Mahalia --
Flamenco --
Richard Wright's blues --
Blues people --
Homage to William L. Dawson --
This music demanded action --
Trueblood's song --
Peter Wheatstraw, the devil's son-in-law --
A coupla scalped Indians --
Keep to the rhythm --
Cadillac flambé --
Letters --
Interview with WKY-TV, Oklahoma, 1976 --
"My strength comes from Louis Armstrong" : interview with Robert G. O'Meally, 1976.
Responsibility: Ralph Ellison ; edited by Robert G. O'Meally.
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"Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz. The author of Invisible Man wrote widely and brilliantly on his favorite music for more than fifty years, immersing himself in the lives and works of America's musicians, some of whom were his close friends. Ellison is, in fact, perhaps the most important jazz analyst we have. In Living with Music, celebrated jazz authority Robert G. O'Meally has collected the very best of Ellison's writings on this subject - each selection vibrant, insightful, and bursting with Ellison's love of the music - in this unique and original anthology."--Jacket.

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