The Jazz Years: Earwitness To An Era

August 22, 1987|
The Jazz Years: Earwitness To An Era by Leonard Feather
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Leonard Feather''s autobiography is also the story of jazz over the last half-century. Since arriving in New York from London in 1935, he has managed to distinguish himself as a producer, composer, pianist, and one of the music''s most acute critics. He was one of the first to champion the innovations of bebop in the pages ofEsquireandDownbeat,also an ardent campaigner against racial barriers, and a friend to dozens of musicians. There are stories here about Feather''s relationship with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and many others. Filled with information about the recording business and the tricky art of criticism, this earwitness account of a lifetime in jazz caps a career that has been dedicated to the best that American culture has to offer.
Leonard Featheris one of the handful of indispensable jazz critics. His many books includeFrom Satchmo to Miles, Inside Jazz, Laughter from the Hip(with Jack Tracy), all published by Da Capo Press, and thePleasures of Jazz,along with other works. Composer, pianist, record producer, critic, he remains a vital presence on the jaz...
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Title:The Jazz Years: Earwitness To An Era
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:310 pages, 9 X 5.88 X 0.96 in
Shipping dimensions:310 pages, 9 X 5.88 X 0.96 in
Published:August 22, 1987
Publisher:Hachette Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780306802966

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