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Reading jazz : a gathering of autobiography, reportage, and criticism from 1919 to now

Author: Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Here is the largest, most comprehensive, and most stimulating collection of writings on jazz ever published." "The first of Reading Jazz's three parts is autobiographical, and in it such central jazz figures as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Art Pepper, Count Basie, Anita O'Day, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, and Cab Calloway reveal their lives and ideas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Reading jazz.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1996
(OCoLC)623191113
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gottlieb
ISBN: 0679442510 9780679442516
OCLC Number: 34515658
Description: xiii, 1068 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Autobiography. Jelly Roll Morton ; Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong ; Willie "The Lion" Smith ; Duke Ellington ; Sonny Greer ; Leora Henderson ; Art Hodes ; Buck Clayton ; Hoagy Carmichael ; Eddie Condon ; Mary Lou Williams ; Cab Calloway ; Lionel Hampton ; John Hammond ; Count Basie ; Billie Holiday ; Mezz Mezzrow ; Artie Shaw ; Charlie Barnet ; Max Gordon ; Anita O'Day ; Milt Hinton ; Art Blakey ; Milt Gabler ; Miles Davis ; Willie Ruff ; Art Pepper ; Charles Mingus ; Hampton Hawes ; Paul Desmond ; Cecil Taylor ; Anthony Braxton --
Reportage. King Oliver : A Very Personal Memoir / by Edmond Souchon, M.D. ; A music of the streets / by Fredrick Turner ; The blues of Jimmy / by Vincent McHugh ; Jack Teagarden / by Charles Edward Smith ; Even his feet look sad / by Whitney Balliett ; The cutting sessions / by Rex Stewart ; Thomas "Fats" Waller / by John S. Wilson ; Sunshine always opens out / by Whitney Balliett ; The poet : Bill Evans / by Gene Lees ; Black like him / by Francis Davis ; The house in the heart / by Bobby Scott ; The big bands / by George T. Simon ; Homage to Bunny / by George Frazier ; The spirit of jazz / by Otis Ferguson ; The mirror of swing / by Gary Giddins ; Jimmie Lunceford / by Ralph J. Gleason ; Two rounds of the battling Dorseys / by Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey ; Jazz orchestra in residence, 1971 / by Carol Easton ; Flying home / by Rudi Blesh ; The fabulous gypsy / by Gilbert S. McKean ; Minton's / by Ralph Ellison ; Minton's Playhouse / by Dizzy Gillespie ; At the Hi-De-Ho / by Hampton Hawes ; Bird / by Miles Davis ; Waiting for Dizzy / by Gene Lees ; An evening with Monk / by Dan Morgenstern ; Thelonious and me / by Orrin Keepnews ; John Coltrane / by Nat Hentoff ; Bessie Smith : poet / by Murray Kempton ; Mahalia Jackson / by George T. Simon ; Lady day has her say / Billie Holiday ; The untold story of the international sweethearts of rhythm / by Marian McPartland ; A Starr is reborn / by Gary Giddins ; Moonbeam Moscowitz : Sylvia Syms / by Whitney Balliet ; The Lindy / by Marshall and Jean Stearns ; A night at the Five Spot / by Martin Williams ; You dig it, sir? / by Lillian Ross ; Johnny Green / by Fred Hall ; Jazz in America / by Jean-Paul Sartre ; Don't shoot- We're Americans! / by Steve Voce ; Goffin, Esquire, and the Moldy Figs / by Leonard Feather --
Criticism. Bechet and Jazz visit Europe, 1919 / by Ernst-Alexandre Ansermet ; Harpsichords and Jazz Trumpets / by Roger Pryor Dodge ; Conclusions / by Winthrop Sargeant ; Has jazz influenced the symphony? / by Gene Krupa and Leonard Bernstein ; No jazz is an island / by William Grossman ; The unreal jazz / by Hugues Panassié ; All what jazz? / by Philip Larkin ; The musical achievement / by Eric Hobsbawm ; King Oliver / by Larry Gushee ; Bix Beiderbecke / by Benny Green ; James P. Johnson / by Max Harrison ; Coleman Hawkins / by Dan Morgenstern ; Not for the left and alone / by Martin Williams ; Time and the tenor / by Graham Colombé ; Bop / by LeRoi Jones ; On Bird, Bird-watching, and jazz / by Ralph Ellison ; Why did Ellington "remake" his masterpiece? / by André Hodeir ; On the corner : the sellout of Miles Davis / by Stanley Crouch ; Space is the place / by Gene Santoro ; Easy to love / by Dudley Moore ; Bessie Smith / by Humphrey Lyttelton ; Billie Holiday / by Benny Green ; Cult of the white goddess / by Will Friedwald ; Ella Fitzgerald / by Henry Pleasants ; The divine Sarah / by Gunther Schuller ; The blues as dance music / by Albert Murray ; Local jazz / by James Lincoln Collier ; Fifty years of "Body and soul" / by Gary Giddins ; Everycat and Birdland mon amor / by Francis Davis ; Bird land / by Stanley Crouch ; Louis Armstrong : an American genius / by Dan Morgenstern ; A bad idea, poorly executed- / by Orrin Keepnews.
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"Here is the largest, most comprehensive, and most stimulating collection of writings on jazz ever published." "The first of Reading Jazz's three parts is autobiographical, and in it such central jazz figures as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Art Pepper, Count Basie, Anita O'Day, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, and Cab Calloway reveal their lives and ideas in their highly charged and very persuasive first persons." "Part two is reportorial, encompassing formal profiles - Whitney Balliett's of Earl Hines and Peewee Russell, and Gene Lees's of Bill Evans and Dizzy Gillespie; Lillian Ross's hilarious account of the first Newport Jazz Festival; Ralph Ellison remembering Minton's Playhouse; and both Hampton Hawes and Miles Davis reminiscing about Charlie Parker." "Part three is critical, presenting a wide spectrum of opinion and approach, beginning with the famous 1919 essay by Ernst-Alexandre Ansermet (he conducted the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring) about jazz in general and Bechet in particular, and proceeding to such eminent writers as Nat Hentoff (on John Coltrane), Gunther Schuller (on Sarah Vaughan), Dan Morgenstern (on Louis Armstrong), Gary Giddins (on "Body and Soul"), Philip Larkin, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, LeRoi Jones, and many others."--Jacket.

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