Artie Shaw

Author: Vladimir Simosko
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
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The discography lists all known recordings and preferred issues of them."--BOOK JACKET.

Jazz

Author: Eddie S. Meadows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136776036
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Annual Review of Jazz Studies

Author: Edward Berger
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810859456
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This 13th issue of the ARJS includes an extensive study of the saxophonist Sonny Red, an analysis of a composition by Steve Swallow, a new perspective on John Coltrane's compositional approach, and an examination of Miles Davis's classic 'Walkin', ' plus book reviews and a continuing bibliography of scholarly articles about jazz in non-jazz journals

Annual Review of Jazz Studies

Author: Edward Berger
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869209
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The Annual Review of Jazz Studies (ARJS) is a journal providing a forum for the ever expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to cultural interpretation. This 14th issue contains four articles that contravene accepted precepts of jazz orthodoxy: John Howland traces the connection between Duke Ellington's extended works and the 'symphonic jazz' model of the 1920s; Horace J. Maxile, Jr. takes an unfashionably broad perspective of Charles Mingus's 'Ecclusiastics'; Brian Priestley challenges the canonical depiction of Charlie Parker by exploring his ties to the popular music of his time; and John Wriggle presents an extensive examination of the life and work of arranger Chappie Willet.

Artie Shaw King of the Clarinet His Life and Times

Author: Tom Nolan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082032
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“The two sides of Shaw . . . are at the center of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall Street Journal During America’s Swing Era, no musician was more successful or controversial than Artie Shaw: the charismatic and opinionated clarinetist-bandleader whose dozens of hits became anthems for “the greatest generation.” But some of his most beautiful recordings were not issued until decades after he’d left the scene. He broke racial barriers by hiring African American musicians. His frequent “retirements” earned him a reputation as the Hamlet of jazz. And he quit playing for good at the height of his powers. The handsome Shaw had seven wives (including Lana Turner and Ava Gardner). Inveterate reader and author of three books, he befriended the best-known writers of his time. Tom Nolan, who interviewed Shaw between 1990 and his death in 2004 and spoke with one hundred of his colleagues and contemporaries, captures Shaw and his era with candor and sympathy, bringing the master to vivid life and restoring him to his rightful place in jazz history. Originally published in hardcover under the title Three Chords for Beauty's Sake.

Serge Chaloff

Author: Vladimir Simosko
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461671094
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Simosko details the life and music of Serge Chaloff in an engaging style, from his childhood in Boston, Massachusetts, through his untimely death in 1957. He also provides a discography of Chaloff's recorded output, much of which has been made available by the 1993 Mosaic Records release of The Complete Serge Chaloff Sessions.

Luck s In My Corner

Author: Todd Bryant Weeks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135897638
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Luck’s in My Corner is a comprehensive biography of one of the most compelling jazz musicians of the Swing Era, Oran "Hot Lips’ Page. Page was the greatest of the Kansas City trumpeters, whose crackling, growling solos made him the go-to man during Count Basie’s earliest days as a bandleader. Page went on to be a featured trumpeter with Artie Shaw, a star of New York’s 52nd street, and a pioneer of the R & B scene of the 1950s. This book presents an in-depth chronology of Page’s career, with special attention paid to the development of his trumpet style. Luck’s in My Corner examines the life and music of a forgotten figure of the Swing Era and returns him to his rightful place as a leading light in the world of jazz. Todd Bryant Weeks has combined genealogical, musicological, discographical and historical research, resulting in a revealing and entertaining examination of a life that spanned major changes in American popular music. This book includes a new and complete discography by the author and dozens of unpublished photos.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787645953
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors(r) .

American Reference Books Annual

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.