The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz by Leonard Feather;Ira Gitler

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

byLeonard Feather;Ira Gitler

Kobo ebook | November 18, 1999

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Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931 and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find for instance that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances along with the countless others chronicled in this book are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is quite simply the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.

Title:The Biographical Encyclopedia of JazzFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 18, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press, USALanguage:English

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