Bebop, Swing, And Bella Musica: Jazz And The Italian American Experience by Bill Dal CerroBebop, Swing, And Bella Musica: Jazz And The Italian American Experience by Bill Dal Cerro

Bebop, Swing, And Bella Musica: Jazz And The Italian American Experience

byBill Dal Cerro, David Anthony Witter

Paperback | January 26, 2015

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Celebrating the Italian contribution to jazz are the stories of many Italian-American musicians whose talents and determinations have enriched one of America’s greatest art forms. This book profiles musicians such as Tony Bennett, Joe Lovano, Flip Phillips, Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, and Lennie Tristano, and also features original interviews with Louie Bellson, Sam Butera, Buddy DeFranco, Johnny Frigo, Buddy Greco, and Bucky Pizzarelli—who, in the pursuits of their craft, survived the immigrant experience, the Great Depression, poverty, and other personal tragedies. As Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano said, “Jazz has a specific root— the African American experience—but it’s also about the branches of the tree. Jazz is about cultures coming together, inspiring each other, which is what makes it so beautiful.”
Bill Dal Cerro is the former president of the Italic Institute of America and the associate producer of the PBS special And They Came to Chicago: The Italian American Legacy. His works have appeared in Ambassador Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Fra Noi, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. David Anthony Witter is a...
Title:Bebop, Swing, And Bella Musica: Jazz And The Italian American ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:363 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 26, 2015Publisher:Bella Musica PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1604610891

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"Thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. The book fleshes out what we always knew and many expected, knowing the Italians' historical appreciation of, contribution to, and love of music, indeed for all of the arts.”  —Helene LaFaro Fernandez, author, Jade Visions