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Jazz anecdotes

Author: Bill Crow
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from many sources, including the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around such general topics as teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crow, Bill.
Jazz anecdotes.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)655343534
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Crow
ISBN: 0195055888 9780195055887 0195071336 9780195071337
OCLC Number: 20670457
Description: xiv, 350 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Wild Scenes --
The Word "Jazz" --
Beginnings --
Inventions --
Pianos --
Teachers and Students --
Stage Fright --
Reading Music --
Hiring and Firing --
Managers, Agents, and Bosses --
On the Road --
Arrangers and Arrangements --
Cutting Contests --
52nd Street --
Jazz Records --
Jazz on the Air --
The Well-dressed Jazz Musician --
Prejudice --
Songs --
Goofs --
Pranks --
The Put-on --
Good Lines --
Nicknames --
Louis Armstrong --
Bessie Smith --
Bix Beiderbecke --
Thomas "Fats" Waller --
Eddie Condon --
Pee Wee Russell --
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra --
Benny Goodman --
Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young --
Art Tatum and His Children --
Joe Venuti --
Tommy Dorsey --
Lionel Hampton --
Charlie Parker --
John Birks Gillespie --
Charles Mingus --
Zoot Sims and Al Cohn --
Miles Davis and John Coltrane --
Jokes.
Responsibility: Bill Crow.
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Ranging from stage fright to stardom, racism to nicknames, this anthology of stories offers fresh and often hilarious insights into the joys and woes of a jazz musician's life. There are anecdotes of  Read more...

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