Jazz Anecdotes

Jazz Anecdotes

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
Featuring anecdotes from the world of jazz, a collection of stories about the rewards and drawbacks of a musician's life features Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and many others

Blackwell North Amer
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 importance of a good nickname - Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is.

Oxford University Press
When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, amid the laughter, "Somebody ought to write these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has.
Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from interviews, biographies and autobiographies, the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, and his own columns to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, stage fright, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is and suggests why it gives its devotees a kick like no other. In addition, it offers extended sections on jazz greats such as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind.
With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
ISBN: 9780195055887
0195055888
Characteristics: xiv, 350 p. ; 25 cm

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