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|Named Person:||Dizzy Gillespie; Clark Terry; Milt Hinton; Nat King Cole; Terry Clark; Milt Hinton; Clark Terry; Milt Hinton; Nat King Cole; Nat King Cole; Dizzy Gillespie; Milt Hinton; Clark Terry|
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|Description:||xvii, 269 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Sudden immersion --
Birks and his works --
You gotta sing --
We are like Atlas --
|Responsibility:||Gene Lees ; foreword by Nat Hentoff.|
"Lees begins the book with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the United States when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. The underlying theme in his book is the impact racism had on the four musicians' lives and careers and their determination to overcome it. As Lees writes, "No white person can even begin to understand the black experience in the United States...All [of the four jazz makers] are men who had every reason to embrace bitterness - and didn't.""--BOOK JACKET.
- Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
- Gillespie, Dizzy, -- 1917-1993.
- Terry, Clark.
- Hinton, Milt.
- Cole, Nat King, -- 1919-1965.
- United States -- Race relations -- History.
- Clark, Terry, -- 1920-
- Hinton, Milt, -- 1910-2000.
- Cole, Nat King, -- 1917-1965.
- Musiciens de jazz -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
- États-Unis -- Relations raciales -- Histoire.
- Jazz musicians.
- Race relations.
- United States.