Jazz Makers: Vanguards of Sound by Alyn Shipton

Jazz Makers: Vanguards of Sound

byAlyn Shipton

Hardcover | February 15, 2002

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$54.95

Earn 275 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Jazz Makers gathers together short biographies of more than 50 of jazz's greatest stars, from its early beginnings to the present. The stories of these innovative instrumentalists, bandleaders, and composers reveal the fascinating history of jazz in six parts: * The Pioneers, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith * Swing Bands and Soloists, with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday * The Piano Giants, featuring Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and Mary Lou Williams * Birth of Bebop, including Dizzy Gillepsie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis * Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, and Fusion, with John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Stan Getz * A Century of Jazz, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and other contemporary greats.

About The Author

Alyn Shipton is at London Times.
Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-songwriter
Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-songwriter

by Alyn Shipton

$14.99

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Handful of Keys: Conversations with 30 Jazz Pianists
Handful of Keys: Conversations with 30 Jazz Pianists

by Alyn Shipton

$37.39$46.63

Available for download

Not available in stores

Hi-de-ho:The Life of Cab Calloway: The Life of Cab Calloway
Hi-de-ho:The Life of Cab Calloway: The Life of Cab Calloway

by Alyn Shipton

$11.99$14.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Jazz Makers: Vanguards of SoundFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.91 × 8.7 × 0.79 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195126890

ISBN - 13:9780195126891

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

Customer Reviews of Jazz Makers: Vanguards of Sound

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"As a basic reference tool, this should be useful, given Shipton's thorough scholarship and careful writing and his own experience as a musician." -- Mississippi Rag
"Thoughtful, concisely written portraits summarize the lives and accomplishments of performers and composers. Well captioned black-and-white photos and many appendices accompany this useful book." -- The Horn Book Guide