Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
"Comprehensive and intelligently prepared. . . . Jazz aficionados . . . can be thankful to have a lot sturdy writing at the topic in a single place."--The big apple occasions publication Review
"Alluring. . . . Capture[s] a lot of the breadth of the song, in addition to the passionate debates it has stirred, extra vividly than the other jazz anthology to date."--Chicago Tribune
No musical idiom has encouraged extra nice writing than jazz, and nowhere has that writing been awarded with higher comprehensiveness and style than during this excellent assortment. In Reading Jazz, editor Robert Gottlieb combs via 80 years of autobiography, reportage, and feedback via the music's maximum avid gamers, commentators, and fanatics to create what's without delay a huge tapestry of jazz heritage and testimony to the splendor, vigour, and diversity of jazz writing.
Here are Jelly Roll Morton, recalling the whorehouse piano gamers of latest Orleans in 1902; Whitney Balliett, profiling clarinetist Pee Wee Russell; poet Philip Larkin, with an eloquently dyspeptic jeremiad opposed to bop. the following, too, are the voices of Billie vacation and Charles Mingus, Albert Murray and Leonard Bernstein, Stanley Crouch and LeRoi Jones, reminiscing, examining, celebrating, and settling rankings. For someone who loves the music--or the track of serious prose--Reading Jazz is indispensable.
"The perfect reward for jazzniks and boppers all over the place. . . . It gathers the easiest and so much diversified jazz writing of greater than a century."--Sunday Times (London)
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On admiringly, and as though she knew precisely what was once taking place. She has a replica of the hot Yorker and a half-empty martini glass at the bar in entrance of her. To her correct, her escort seems noncommittal. 10:40. Hanna, right into a speedy blues, laughs concerning the pace in the course of Farrell’s lengthy solo. on the entrance door a waiter takes down the rope for a pair of their overdue thirties and for 4 little ones on a double date. The older couple finally ends up on the bar, and the foursome will get a desk. 10:50. Frankie Dunlop.
His grave.” He thought of the Boswell—Bobcats checklist, which they referred to as “Martha,” a desecration, or at the very least an average parody of the semiclassical stuff he was once raised on. really, Boswell consummated an ideal marriage of jazz and the Euro-pop culture, realigning von Flotow’s melody to the calls for of swing yet preserving its recitative/aria constitution to exchange Connee’s vocal passages with choruslike chanting by way of the band and amazing solos by way of Eddie Miller’s tough swinging tenor and Yank Lawson’s.
Reviewing functionality because it is now performed. A full-grown critic, really one with loads of house made on hand to him in a credible booklet, can do significant harm, yet it’s all these little mosquito bites that truly consume you up alive. And via sheer strength of numbers, it's the reviewers who prove the majority of the phrases and cumulatively succeed in the best numbers of readers. (I realize that those subdivisions fall in need of protecting the whole variety of jazz writing. i'm bypassing one.
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