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The Resource Jazz anecdotes, Bill Crow

Jazz anecdotes, Bill Crow

Label
Jazz anecdotes
Title
Jazz anecdotes
Statement of responsibility
Bill Crow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, "Somebody ought to wrie these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from a wide variety of sources, including interviews, biographies and a remarkable oral history collection, which resides at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is. In this fully updated edition, which contains over 150 new anecdotes and new topics like Hiring and Firing, Crow regales us with new stories of such jazz greats as Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, Ravi Coltrane, Buddy Rich and Paul Desmond. He offers extended sections on old favorites--Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crow, Bill
Dewey number
781.65
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazzmusiker
Label
Jazz anecdotes, Bill Crow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wild scenes -- The word "jazz" -- Beginnings -- Inventions -- Pianos -- Teachers and Students -- Stage fright -- Reading music -- Hiring and firing -- Managers, agents and bosses -- On the road -- Arrangers and arrangements -- Cutting contests -- 52nd Street -- Jazz records -- Jazz on the air -- The well-dressed jazz musician -- Prejudice -- Songs -- Goofs -- Pranks -- The put-on -- Good lines -- Nicknames -- Louis Armstrong -- Bessie Smith -- Bix Beiderbecke -- Thomas "Fats" Waller -- Eddie Condon -- Pee Wee Russell -- Duke Ellington and his orchestra -- Benny Goodman -- Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young -- Art Tatum and his children -- Joe Venuti -- Tommy Dorsey -- Lionel Hampton -- Charlie Parker -- John Birks Gillespie -- Charles Mingus -- Zoot Sims and Al Cohn -- Miles Davis and John Coltrane -- Jokes
Control code
ocm60245672
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd time around
Extent
xviii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780195187953
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005012877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)60245672
Label
Jazz anecdotes, Bill Crow
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wild scenes -- The word "jazz" -- Beginnings -- Inventions -- Pianos -- Teachers and Students -- Stage fright -- Reading music -- Hiring and firing -- Managers, agents and bosses -- On the road -- Arrangers and arrangements -- Cutting contests -- 52nd Street -- Jazz records -- Jazz on the air -- The well-dressed jazz musician -- Prejudice -- Songs -- Goofs -- Pranks -- The put-on -- Good lines -- Nicknames -- Louis Armstrong -- Bessie Smith -- Bix Beiderbecke -- Thomas "Fats" Waller -- Eddie Condon -- Pee Wee Russell -- Duke Ellington and his orchestra -- Benny Goodman -- Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young -- Art Tatum and his children -- Joe Venuti -- Tommy Dorsey -- Lionel Hampton -- Charlie Parker -- John Birks Gillespie -- Charles Mingus -- Zoot Sims and Al Cohn -- Miles Davis and John Coltrane -- Jokes
Control code
ocm60245672
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd time around
Extent
xviii, 391 p.
Isbn
9780195187953
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005012877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)60245672

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