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Friends along the way : a journey through jazz

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than half a century, jazz writer and lyricist Gene Lees has been the friend of many in the world of jazz music. In this book he offers minibiographies of fifteen of these friends - some of them jazz greats, some lesser-known figures, and some up-and-comers. Combining conversations and memoirs with critical commentary, Lees's profiles will captivate jazz fans, performers, and historians alike."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Lees
ISBN: 0300099673 9780300099676
OCLC Number: 51937145
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 359 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The journey : Milt Bernhart --
Two of a kind : Stan and Pete --
A walking sound : Ray Brown --
The man from Powell River : Don Thompson --
Remembering Dizzy : Junior Mance --
The Pittsburgh connection : Stanley Turrentine --
The good gray fox : Lou Levy --
The hug : Hugo Friedhofer --
Claus Ogerman --
The hot potato : John Bunch --
The boy in the P-38 : Allyn Ferguson --
Early autumn : Ralph Burns --
The man who won the cold war : Willis Conover --
Helen and Bill --
The adventures of Yue Deng --
The Wombat chronicle.
Responsibility: Gene Lees.
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