Visions of Jazz: The First Century

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Oxford University Press, USA, 2000 M05 18 - 690 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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VISIONS OF JAZZ: The First Century

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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

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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

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Bert WilliamsAl Jolson Native Wits
13
Hank JonesCharlie Haden Come Sunday
19
Louis ArmstrongMills Brothers Signifying
23
W C Handy Birth of the Blues
27
Irving Berlin Ragging the Alley
31
Spencer Williams The Bard of Basin Street
45
Ethel Waters The Mother of Us All
51
Bunk JohnsonGeorge Lewis Pithecanthropus Jazzman
59
Nat King Cole The Comeback King
402
Stan Getz Seasons
407
Sonny Rollins The Muse Is Heard
413
Dinah Washington The Queen
425
Rahsaan Roland Kirk OneMan Band
431
Art Tatum Sui Generis
439
Charles Mingus Bigger Than Death
444
Cecil Taylor Outer Curve
455

Jelly Roll Morton Red Hot Dandy
69
King Oliver Working Man Blues
77
Louis Armstrong The Once and Future King
83
Duke Ellington Part 1 The Poker Game
102
Coleman Hawkins Patriarch
118
Pee Wee Russell Seer
130
Chick Webb King of the Savoy
137
Fats Waller Comedy Tonight
143
Benny Goodman The Mirror of Swing
153
Jimmie Lunceford For Listeners Too
162
Count BasieLester Young Westward Ho and Back
170
Jimmy Rushing Swinging the Blues
184
Roy Eldridge Jazz
188
Ella Fitzgerald Joy
196
Artie Shaw Cinderellas Last Stand
204
Budd Johnson Chameleon
210
Bobby Hackett Muzak Man
214
Frank Sinatra The Ultimate in Theater
220
Duke Ellington Part 2 The Enlightenment
233
Billy Strayhorn Passion Flower
252
Spike Jones Chasin the Birdaphone
257
Charlie Parker Flying Home
261
Dizzy Gillespie The Coup and After
283
Sarah Vaughan Divine
298
Thelonious Monk Rhythmaning
308
Bud Powell Strictly Confidential
318
Chico OTarrill North of the Border
324
Stan Kenton Big
327
Dexter Gordon Resurgence
330
Miles Davis Kinds of Blues
339
Gerry Mulligan Beyond Cool
355
Art Blakey Jazz Messenger
365
Billie Holiday Lady of Pain
368
Modern Jazz Quartet The First Forty Years
376
Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music
467
John Coltrane Metamorphosis
476
Duke Ellington Part 3 At the Pulpit
490
Muhal Richard Abrams Meet This Composer
501
Roscoe MitchellMarty Ehrlich The Audience
509
Henry Threadgill The Big Top
513
Charles GayleDavid S WareMatthew Shipp Sweet Agony
522
Hannibal Peterson Out of Africa
529
Jimmy Rowles The Late Hurrah
533
John Carter American Echoes
538
Dee Dee Bridgewater Back Home Again
544
Julius Hemphill Gothams Minstrel
547
Don Pullen Last Connections
551
Gary Bartz The Middle Passage
558
David Murray Profuse
562
Dave Burrell Brotherly Love
572
Abbey Lincoln Strong Wind Blowing
575
Randy Weston Afrobeats
587
Rosemary Clooney Going Her Way
593
Joe Henderson Tributes
601
Tommy Flanagan Standards and Practices
606
Joe Lovano The Long Apprenticeship
613
Geri AllenJacky Terrasson The Parameters of Hip
618
Joshua Redman Tenor of the Times
622
Stephen Scott Taking Time
628
James Carter All of the Above
630
Louis ArmstrongNicholas Payton Interpreted
634
Cassandra Wilson A Different Songbook
641
Don Byron Musically Correct
646
Acknowledgments
655
Index of Names
657
Index of Songs and Selected Albums
671
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Gary Giddins is the jazz critic for the Village Voice. He lives in New York City.

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