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Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music

Author: Edward Berger
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this biography the author tells trumpeter Joe Wilder's remarkable story, from his growing up in working-class Philadelphia to becoming one of the first 1,000 black Marines during World War II, and his achievements in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Wilder is also known as a pioneer who broke down racial barriers, the first African American to hold a principal chair in a Broadway show orchestra,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Berger, Edward.
Softly, with feeling
(DLC) 2013043283
(OCoLC)861955656
Named Person: Joe Wilder; Joe Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Berger
ISBN: 9781439911297 1439911290
OCLC Number: 874029550
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The making of a musician : Philadelphia (1922-1938) --
From student to pro (1938-1943) --
Integration of the Armed Forces : the Montford Point Marines (1943-1946) --
Big band odyssey (1946-1950) --
New York (1950-1953) --
On the road again : Count Basie (1953-1954) --
Back on Broadway and into the studios (1955-1957) --
On staff : African American musicians and the network orchestras (1957-1964) --
A dream realized : return to classical music (1964-1975) --
Freelance : the end of the staff orchestras (1974-1989) --
New outlets : jazz repertory and jazz parties (1989-2000) --
Passing it on : teaching, awards, and honors (2000- ).
Responsibility: Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis.

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Trumpeter Joe Wilder is distinguished for his achievements in both the jazz and classical worlds. He was a founding member of the Symphony of the New World, where he played first trumpet, and he  Read more...

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