VISIONS OF JAZZ THE FIRST CENTURY

By: GIDDENS, GARY

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C1998, GOOD PAPERBACK, LIGHT EDGE WEAR OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS [GIDDENS, GARY] {1ST PAGE CORNER CLIPPED, SPOT INSIDE FRONT COVER} THE FIRST CENTURY


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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.

Title: VISIONS OF JAZZ THE FIRST CENTURY

Author Name: GIDDENS, GARY

Categories: Entertainment: Movies,TV, Music, Opera & Dance (see Theatre),

Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

ISBN Number: 0195132416

ISBN Number 13: 9780195132410

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 247052

Keywords: C1998, GOOD PAPERBACK, LIGHT EDGE WEAR,