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Giddins, Gary

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Jazz by Gary Giddins( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
History of jazz that explains what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avant-garde to the radical diversity of today's artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music
Visions of jazz : the first century by Gary Giddins( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 libraries worldwide
"Combining criticism, biography, history, anecdote, and musicology with unfailing insight and wit, Visions of Jazz is a provocative journey through a hundred years of American music."--Jacket
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams by Gary Giddins( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise of Bing Crosby from his early successes as a radio star to his initial foray into Hollywood
Riding on a blue note : jazz and American pop by Gary Giddins( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Eerder in "The Village voice" verschenen kritieken, voornamelijk over jazz
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Book )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
"Masters of American music series"--Jacket. Includes bibliography and discography. A biography of the American jazz musician focusing on his life and style of music
Rhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80s by Gary Giddins( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
Satchmo by Gary Giddins( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Živě a optimisticky pojaté životopisné vyprávění slavného černého džezového trumpetisty a zpěváka, rodáka z New Orleansu, kde bylo vždy mnoho násilí, křiku, smíchu a především zpěvu a džezové muziky. Vzrušující příběh člověka,který musel těžce zápasit o svou existenci a přesto nikdy nepřestal miloval hudbu a neztratil životní optimismus a svérázný humor
Weather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second century by Gary Giddins( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 libraries worldwide
"Weather Bird is a companion volume to Visions of Jazz. In this collection of essays, reviews and articles, Giddins brings together, for the first time, more than 140 pieces written over a 14-year period, most of them for his column in the Village Voice (also called "Weather Bird"). The book is first and foremost a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentary on contemporary jazz events, on today's top musicians, on the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( visu )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 689 libraries worldwide
In film clips, photos, and interviews, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City to the New York jazz scene of the 1950s
Warning shadows : home alone with classic cinema by Gary Giddins( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
The author explores more than 200 films, classics and neglected gems
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey( visu )
3 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
In this 'enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap' [-- Container], an elderly couple must move in with their adult children when they lose their home
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( visu )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 libraries worldwide
With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 538 libraries worldwide
A 14th century Swedish knight returns from the Crusades to find his country ravaged by the plague. The knight encounters Death, personified, and plays chess with him, hoping for time to resolve his own religious doubts and to save a young couple from death
Natural selection : Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books by Gary Giddins( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
"The range of topics is spellbinding. Writing with insight, humor, and a famously deft touch, he offers sharp-edged perspectives on such diverse subjects as Federico Fellini and Jean Renoir, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx, Duke Ellington and Bob Dylan, horror and noir, the cartoon version of Animal Farm and the comic book series Classics Illustrated . Giddins brings to criticism an uncommon ability, long demonstrated in his music writing, to address in very few words an entire career, so that we get an in-depth portrait of the artist beyond the film, book, or recording under review"--Publisher website (March 2007)
La dolce vita by Federico Fellini( visu )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, the film rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success, ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome's rich and glamorous; the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight
A moment's notice : portraits of American jazz musicians by Carol Friedman( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of entertainer Bing Crosby, focusing on his early films, his musical career, and his radio music programs
Faces in the crowd : players and writers by Gary Giddins( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Ranging from fond reflection to interview-and-commentary to close critical analysis, Giddins explores the achievements of 37 artists: show people, divas, musicians, and writers, ranging from Irving Berlin to Spike Lee, Billie Holiday to Kay Starr, Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Elias Canetti to Philip Roth
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in No Linguistic Content and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Una florista ciega (Virginia Cherrill) toma por un hombre solvente a un vagabundo (Charles Chaplin). Éste, tiernamente enamorado, intenta conseguir a toda costa el dinero necesario para la operación que puede devolver la vista a su amada. Para ello se presentará voluntario a un combate de boxeo, que ofrece como premio una sustanciosa cantidad de dinero
Satchmo : the genius of Louis Armstrong by Gary Giddins( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
"Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong has been called the most influential musician of the twentieth century: His magnificent career as a trumpet player, singer, bandleader, and actor made him a legend in his own time; his influence on jazz and popular music is impossible to overstate. Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and insightful portraits ever drawn of the great man and superlative artist. Giddins was the first writer to have access to Armstrong's unpublished writings, and he uses them to deftly recount Louis's colorful - and sometimes controversial - life. The result is an intimate biography, uniquely balanced in its treatment of his music and his life. Also available in an illustrated edition, this is a vital introduction to the man and his genius."--Jacket
 
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Gary Giddins American director and writer
Gary Giddins Amerikaans filmregisseur
Gary Giddins réalisateur américain
Gary Giddins regista statunitense
Gary Giddins US-amerikanischer Jazzautor
기딘스, 개리 1948-
ギディンス, ゲイリー
ゲイリー・ギディンス
Languages
English (251)
Italian (7)
French (6)
Spanish (3)
Swedish (1)
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