Visions of Jazz: The First Century
Oxford University Press, 1998 M10 22 - 704 páginas
Poised to become a classic of jazz literature, Visions of Jazz: The First Century offers seventy-nine chapters illuminating the lives of virtually all the major figures in jazz history. From Louis Armstrong's renegade-style trumpet playing to Sarah Vaughan's operatic crooning, and from the swinging elegance of Duke Ellington to the pioneering experiments of Ornette Coleman, jazz critic Gary Giddins continually astonishes the reader with his unparalleled insight. Writing with the grace and wit that have endeared his prose to Village Voice readers for decades, Giddins also widens the scope of jazz to include such crucial American musicians as Irving Berlin, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, all primarily pop performers who are often dismissed by fans and critics as mere derivatives of the true jazz idiom. And he devotes an entire quarter of this landmark volume to young, still-active jazz artists, boldly expanding the horizons of jazz--and charting and exploring the music's influences as no other book has done.
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The First Century Gary Giddins. Visions of Jazz Books by Gary Giddins Riding on a Blue Note (1981)
Books by Gary Giddins Riding on a Blue Note (1981) Rhythm-a-ning (1985) Celebrating Bird (1987) Satchmo (1988) Faces in the Crowd (1992) Visions of Jazz ...
... and that high note in the middle of the first chorus is still exciting. ... she sings “Birmingham Bertha" and (dressed as a cotton picker) “Am I Blue?
... the Blue Note session with Sidney Bechet—remained in print didn't help his ... Not too surprisingly, Russell's notes insist on the 1879 birth date and ...
But Bunk had lost his limited powers that night, and his notes are muffled and ... recording for the top independent labels, including Riverside, Blue Note, ...
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VISIONS OF JAZZ: The First CenturyCrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
Giddins, a longtime Village Voice contributor and one of our most skillful jazz critics (Faces in the Crowd, 1992, etc.), offers a monumental work of ambition, an attempt to encapsulate a hundred ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - rocketjk - LibraryThing
Visions of Jazz is a collection of 49 essays, each one describing a different jazz musician or group, moving more or less chronologically through the 20th century. Giddins is a very good writer, which ... Leer comentario completo