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Whisper not : the autobiography of Benny Golson

Author: Benny Golson; Jim Merod
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The jazz musician describes his teenage years as a gifted saxophonist, his friendship with John Coltrane, his performances with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jimmy Heath, and his work as a composer for films and television."--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Golson, Benny.
Whisper not.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)929544183
Named Person: Benny Golson; Benny Golson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benny Golson; Jim Merod
ISBN: 1439913358 9781439913352
OCLC Number: 949989523
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: John Coltrane. One of a kind: John Coltrane ; John and I meet Diz and Bird ; John becomes a dynamo --
The 'hood and youthful reckonings. Uncle Robert and the man ; Two heroes and a night at Minton's ; Early tragedies and victories ; Welfare days, hard times --
Great people. No one else: Bobbie Hurd ; Moose and Bostic ; Art Blakey's neophytes and Tadd Dameron's luck ; Further adventures with Tadd and an evening with Louis Armstrong ; The duel: Clifford Brown and Fats Navarro ; Wonder and beauty: Betty Carter and Art Farmer ; Genius squared: Jimmy and Percy Heath ; Unrivaled aces: Sarah Vaughan and Bill Evans ; Four "brothers": Mulgrew Miller, Woody Herman, Henry Brant, and George Russell --
Hollywood. Starting over ; Gettin' my mojo workin' ; M*A*S*H ; Movie stars like jazz, too --
Amazing friendships. Quincy Jones ; Sweets and Diz ; Philly Joe Jones ; Monk, Max, and Dinah ; Curtis Fuller and the jazztet --
Music and writing. Writing ; Lessons ; "Stablemates": my first recorded song ; "Along came Betty" ; "I remember Clifford" ; The ballad and "Weight" --
Icons. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks ; Duke and Strayhorn ; Coleman Hawkins ; Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk ; Blakey and the jazz messengers ; Kenny Dorham and Lee Morgan ; Sonny Rollins ; Great performances: Oscar Pettiford, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins, Billy Taylor, and Walter Davis, Jr. ; Charles Mingus, Benny Goodman, Gigi Gryce, and Horace Silver ; Peggy Lee and Diana Ross ; Milt "Bags" Jackson, Larry Young, Joe Farrell, and Tony Williams ; Wynton Kelly and Chick Corea ; Miles Davis and Geoffrey Keezer ; Mickey Rooney, Redd Foxx, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Muhammad Ali --
Verses and a coda. Notes on starting over ; The blues ; Brielle ; Coda: a new way of life.
Responsibility: Benny Golson and Jim Merod.

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The jazz musician describes his teenage years as a gifted saxophonist, his friendship with John Coltrane, his performances with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jimmy Heath, and his work as a composer for films and television."--

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