Jazz Greats

Jazz Greats

By: David Perry (author)Paperback

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Description

This lively and fascinating account of the lives and musical innovations of twelve of America's greatest jazzmen traces how, through their remarkable playing and improvisational skills, they are considered to be among the twentieth century's most groundbreaking composers. Legendary figures such as Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus are featured, with new interviews and an evocative narrative bringing to life the various eras and locations in which they played.

About Author

David Perry is a writer, film-maker and radio producer with a special interest in jazz. He has written on jazz for the Independent and the Observer, and prepared a series of jazz portraits for BBC Radio 3.

Contents

The origins of jazz; Buddy Bolden; Louis Armstrong; Sidney Bechet; Duke Ellington; Lester Young; Charlie Parker; Charles Mingus; John Coltrane; Miles Davis; and the beat goes on.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780714832043
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780714832043
  • ISBN10: 0714832049

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