The Resource American musicians II : seventy-one portraits in jazz, Whitney Balliett

American musicians II : seventy-one portraits in jazz, Whitney Balliett

Label
American musicians II : seventy-one portraits in jazz
Title
American musicians II
Title remainder
seventy-one portraits in jazz
Statement of responsibility
Whitney Balliett
Title variation
American musicians two
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Now greatly expanded with sixteen new essays, American Musicians II remains a superb introduction to the giants of jazz, or as Balliett himself calls it, "a highly personal encyclopedia, a series of close accounts of how a beautiful music grew, flourished, and (possibly) began the long trek back to its native silences." Breathtaking in its scope, the book features Balliett's singular portraits of jazz greats who have shaped this uniquely American tradition from its
  • Earliest days to the present, from inimitable innovators like Joe "King" Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton, to swing-era mainstays Fats Waller and Lester Young, to avant-garde pioneers such as Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman. We are treated to profiles of Pee Wee Russell, Red Allen, Earl Hines, and Mary Lou Williams, written when they were at the height of their powers; reconstructions of the lives of Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Zoot Sims, and Dave Tough
  • Quick but indelible glimpses into the daily (or nocturnal) lives of Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus; and vivid portrayals of such modern masters as Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Art Farmer, Michael Moore, and Tommy Flanagan. This new edition adds essays on such major musicians as Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing, and Paul Desmond
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balliett, Whitney
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML395
LC item number
.B36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Balliett, Whitney
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz musicians
  • Musiciens de jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • United States
Label
American musicians II : seventy-one portraits in jazz, Whitney Balliett
Link
https://archive.org/details/americanmusician00ball_0
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A collection of essays originally appearing principally in the New Yorker
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Panassié, Delaunay et Cie (Hughes Panassié and Charles Delaunay) -- For the comfort of the people (Joe "King" Oliver) -- Ferdinand La Menthe (Jelly Roll Morton) -- Le grand Bechet (Sidney Bechet) -- The blues is a slow story (Henry "Red" Allen) -- New York drummers (Tommy Benford, Freddie Moore, Sonny Greer) -- Starting at the top (Jabbo Smith) -- Light everywhere (Adolphous "Doc" Cheatham) -- Fats (Fats Waller) -- In the wilderness (Marie Marcus) -- Sunshine always opens out (Earl Hines) -- Out here again (Mary Lou Williams) -- Coleman Hawkins -- A good one-two (Jimmy McPartland) -- Davy Tough -- Even his feet look sad (Pee Wee Russell) -- More ingredients (Bobby Hackett) -- Hodes' blues (Art Hodes) -- Benny (Benny Goodman) -- Back from Valhalla (Jess Stacy) -- Whatever happened to Mel Powell? -- Big T (Jack Teagarden) -- Three tones (Vic Dickenson) -- Little jazz (Roy Eldridge) -- Big Sid (Sidney Catlett) -- The music is more important (Red Norvo) -- Art Tatum -- Wonder woman (Dorothy Donegan) -- You must start well and you must end well (Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt) -- Demi-centennial (Joe Bushkin) -- Super-drummer (Buddy Rich) -- First and last (Louis Bellson) -- Pres (Lester Young) -- Bird (Charlie Parker) -- Dizzy (Dizzy Gillespie) -- A difficult instrument (Buddy DeFranco) -- Chanting with Buster (Jimmy Rowles) -- Like a family (Modern Jazz Quartet) -- Einfühlung (Ellis Larkins) -- Being a genius (Erroll Garner) -- Bob's your uncle (George Shearing) -- Zoot and Louise (Zoot Sims) -- The key of D is daffodil yellow (Marian McPartland) -- Super chops (Dave McKenna) -- The Westchester kids (Bob Wilber) -- Easier than working (Dick Wellstood) -- Aesthetic vitamins (Ruby Braff) -- A day with the Duke (Duke Ellington) -- Mingus at peace (Charles Mingus)-- A trombone mouth (Jimmy Knepper) -- Joe Wilder -- The answer is yes (Jim Hall) -- An insouciant sound (Paul Desmond) -- Here and abroad (Art Farmer) -- Herr Professor (Walter Norris) -- Poet (Tommy Flanagan) -- A walk to the park (Elvin Jones) -- Bright unison clarinets (Claude Thornhill) -- Ten levels (Lee Konitz) -- A true improviser (Warne Marsh) -- Good, careful melody (Michael Moore) -- A decent life (Gene Bertoncini) -- Ornette (Ornette Coleman) -- Cecil (Cecil Taylor)
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
520 pages
Isbn
9780195095388
Lccn
96021232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34752617
  • (OCoLC)ocm34752617
Label
American musicians II : seventy-one portraits in jazz, Whitney Balliett
Link
https://archive.org/details/americanmusician00ball_0
Publication
Note
A collection of essays originally appearing principally in the New Yorker
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Panassié, Delaunay et Cie (Hughes Panassié and Charles Delaunay) -- For the comfort of the people (Joe "King" Oliver) -- Ferdinand La Menthe (Jelly Roll Morton) -- Le grand Bechet (Sidney Bechet) -- The blues is a slow story (Henry "Red" Allen) -- New York drummers (Tommy Benford, Freddie Moore, Sonny Greer) -- Starting at the top (Jabbo Smith) -- Light everywhere (Adolphous "Doc" Cheatham) -- Fats (Fats Waller) -- In the wilderness (Marie Marcus) -- Sunshine always opens out (Earl Hines) -- Out here again (Mary Lou Williams) -- Coleman Hawkins -- A good one-two (Jimmy McPartland) -- Davy Tough -- Even his feet look sad (Pee Wee Russell) -- More ingredients (Bobby Hackett) -- Hodes' blues (Art Hodes) -- Benny (Benny Goodman) -- Back from Valhalla (Jess Stacy) -- Whatever happened to Mel Powell? -- Big T (Jack Teagarden) -- Three tones (Vic Dickenson) -- Little jazz (Roy Eldridge) -- Big Sid (Sidney Catlett) -- The music is more important (Red Norvo) -- Art Tatum -- Wonder woman (Dorothy Donegan) -- You must start well and you must end well (Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt) -- Demi-centennial (Joe Bushkin) -- Super-drummer (Buddy Rich) -- First and last (Louis Bellson) -- Pres (Lester Young) -- Bird (Charlie Parker) -- Dizzy (Dizzy Gillespie) -- A difficult instrument (Buddy DeFranco) -- Chanting with Buster (Jimmy Rowles) -- Like a family (Modern Jazz Quartet) -- Einfühlung (Ellis Larkins) -- Being a genius (Erroll Garner) -- Bob's your uncle (George Shearing) -- Zoot and Louise (Zoot Sims) -- The key of D is daffodil yellow (Marian McPartland) -- Super chops (Dave McKenna) -- The Westchester kids (Bob Wilber) -- Easier than working (Dick Wellstood) -- Aesthetic vitamins (Ruby Braff) -- A day with the Duke (Duke Ellington) -- Mingus at peace (Charles Mingus)-- A trombone mouth (Jimmy Knepper) -- Joe Wilder -- The answer is yes (Jim Hall) -- An insouciant sound (Paul Desmond) -- Here and abroad (Art Farmer) -- Herr Professor (Walter Norris) -- Poet (Tommy Flanagan) -- A walk to the park (Elvin Jones) -- Bright unison clarinets (Claude Thornhill) -- Ten levels (Lee Konitz) -- A true improviser (Warne Marsh) -- Good, careful melody (Michael Moore) -- A decent life (Gene Bertoncini) -- Ornette (Ornette Coleman) -- Cecil (Cecil Taylor)
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
520 pages
Isbn
9780195095388
Lccn
96021232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34752617
  • (OCoLC)ocm34752617

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