The Resource Let freedom swing : collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel, Howard Reich ; foreword by Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr

Let freedom swing : collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel, Howard Reich ; foreword by Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr

Label
Let freedom swing : collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel
Title
Let freedom swing
Title remainder
collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel
Statement of responsibility
Howard Reich ; foreword by Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Howard Reich's writings on jazz have captured the music's spirit of fearless spontaneity and soulful lyricism. Let Freedom Swing showcases the best of these writings from the last quarter century. Each section of Let Freedom Swing is a suite, focusing on people, a place, or a scene. Reich gives new life to the standards with his profiles and elegies for such giants as Gershwin, Ellington, and Sinatra, while also helping to introduce readers to the younger voices that continue to revitalize the jazz scene. His open-mindedness makes Reich a particularly astute observer of the experimental and new, from Ornette Coleman to Chicago experimentalist Ken Vandermark. And his observations about street music open the ears of the reader to the songs of everyday life. Reich's fearlessness is evident in his writing about daunting subjects, such as the New Orleans music scene after Katrina, the lost legacy of jazz in Panama, and the complicated legacy of "race music" in America. Howard Reich combines a deep enthusiasm for music, a breadth of knowledge, and an ability to share his world with his readers, and Let Freedom Swing is essential reading for anyone interested in the continuing vitality of jazz, gospel, blues, and American music in general
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, Howard
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3506
LC item number
.R45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues musicians
  • Gospel music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues musicians
  • Gospel music
  • Jazz
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Gospelsong
  • Blues
  • Gospelsong
  • Jazz
  • Illinois
Label
Let freedom swing : collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel, Howard Reich ; foreword by Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Collected articles, previously published
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born on the south side: exploring Chicago gospel, jazz, and blues, then and now (in three Parts) -- Can music save the church that gave birth to gospel? -- The drill sergeant of DuSable -- Faded blues -- Street scenes: music bubbling up from the pavement -- St. John the saxist -- A groovable feast -- In the home of jazz, swing definitely not the thing -- Heavenly choir -- Night school -- Havana's pulse: at the nexus of Afro-Cuban jazz -- Homegrown virtuosos -- "I may never get to the heart of jazz" -- Link to the past: Compay Segundo upholds the traditions of a more romantic era -- Back in the swing: the spotlight is finally reaching an early master of Afro-Cuban jazz -- Latin evolution: the remarkable Cachao is the real mambo king -- Sound architect: Buena Vista's unsung hero brings his band to Chicago -- Musings on Satchmo: behind the famous facade (in two parts) -- Jazz giant's private views show anger behind smile -- The thoroughly human side of a jazz virtuoso -- Crisis of culture in New Orleans: the aftermath of hurricane Katrina (in four parts) -- Battered by Katrina -- The long march back -- Treasures of music lovers now just so much debris -- The struggle to reclaim threads of the past -- Ellington's legacy: grasping an enormous oeuvre -- Maestro's mystique -- Fans recover Ellington's lost musical -- Silent for thirty-five years, Ellington's restored musical celebrates black culture, composer's genius -- Lost classics -- The unknown Ellington -- Sinatra songs: listening anew to the voice -- A bouquet for Sinatra -- Frank Sinatra: the virtuoso -- The memory of all that... -- "The sound of surprise": unexpected developments in jazz -- Let freedom swing -- The measure of jazz -- Completely hot: Live at the Plugged Nickel -- Maturity isn't the right key in today's jazz -- Landmark blues opera De Organizer powerfully reborn -- Lady has her say -- Gershwin reconsidered: assessing America's quintessential composer, a century later -- Bittersweet rhapsody -- Gershwin at one hundred -- Porgy and Bess -- Race music: crossing the color line-in sound -- "It took our minds off of the bad things" -- Coming to America -- Anniversary tune -- "Strange fruit": the song too painful to sing -- Chicago radicals: the alluring eccentrics of Chicago jazz -- Ragtime blues: Reginald Robinson -- Patricia Barber has built her career defying conventions -- Jazzman: Kurt Elling -- Jazz lovers are beating a path to Fred Anderson and his Velvet Lounge -- Chicago jazzman among "genius grant" winners: Ken Vandermark -- Profiles in jazz: major voices speak -- Herbie's blues -- Nobody knows the trouble she's seen: Dee Dee Bridgewater -- Ornette Coleman still blazing a musical trail -- The last diva: Lena Horne -- Von Freeman is Chicago jazz history -- Panama's vanished music: searching for the missing link of jazz-in Panama (in three parts) -- A culture with a lost past -- "I've got to go back home" -- Falling on deaf ears -- Farewells: final parting from the masters -- Legendary farewell: Lionel Hampton -- Sounding the trumpet: Miles Davis -- An underrated legend: Ella Fitzgerald -- A free-form life: Sun Ra -- Favors's spirit will live on through music -- Spirit of Dorsey's songs fills his "home-going"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780810127050
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018413024
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551198661
  • (OCoLC)ocn551198661
Label
Let freedom swing : collected writings on jazz, blues, and gospel, Howard Reich ; foreword by Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr
Publication
Note
Collected articles, previously published
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born on the south side: exploring Chicago gospel, jazz, and blues, then and now (in three Parts) -- Can music save the church that gave birth to gospel? -- The drill sergeant of DuSable -- Faded blues -- Street scenes: music bubbling up from the pavement -- St. John the saxist -- A groovable feast -- In the home of jazz, swing definitely not the thing -- Heavenly choir -- Night school -- Havana's pulse: at the nexus of Afro-Cuban jazz -- Homegrown virtuosos -- "I may never get to the heart of jazz" -- Link to the past: Compay Segundo upholds the traditions of a more romantic era -- Back in the swing: the spotlight is finally reaching an early master of Afro-Cuban jazz -- Latin evolution: the remarkable Cachao is the real mambo king -- Sound architect: Buena Vista's unsung hero brings his band to Chicago -- Musings on Satchmo: behind the famous facade (in two parts) -- Jazz giant's private views show anger behind smile -- The thoroughly human side of a jazz virtuoso -- Crisis of culture in New Orleans: the aftermath of hurricane Katrina (in four parts) -- Battered by Katrina -- The long march back -- Treasures of music lovers now just so much debris -- The struggle to reclaim threads of the past -- Ellington's legacy: grasping an enormous oeuvre -- Maestro's mystique -- Fans recover Ellington's lost musical -- Silent for thirty-five years, Ellington's restored musical celebrates black culture, composer's genius -- Lost classics -- The unknown Ellington -- Sinatra songs: listening anew to the voice -- A bouquet for Sinatra -- Frank Sinatra: the virtuoso -- The memory of all that... -- "The sound of surprise": unexpected developments in jazz -- Let freedom swing -- The measure of jazz -- Completely hot: Live at the Plugged Nickel -- Maturity isn't the right key in today's jazz -- Landmark blues opera De Organizer powerfully reborn -- Lady has her say -- Gershwin reconsidered: assessing America's quintessential composer, a century later -- Bittersweet rhapsody -- Gershwin at one hundred -- Porgy and Bess -- Race music: crossing the color line-in sound -- "It took our minds off of the bad things" -- Coming to America -- Anniversary tune -- "Strange fruit": the song too painful to sing -- Chicago radicals: the alluring eccentrics of Chicago jazz -- Ragtime blues: Reginald Robinson -- Patricia Barber has built her career defying conventions -- Jazzman: Kurt Elling -- Jazz lovers are beating a path to Fred Anderson and his Velvet Lounge -- Chicago jazzman among "genius grant" winners: Ken Vandermark -- Profiles in jazz: major voices speak -- Herbie's blues -- Nobody knows the trouble she's seen: Dee Dee Bridgewater -- Ornette Coleman still blazing a musical trail -- The last diva: Lena Horne -- Von Freeman is Chicago jazz history -- Panama's vanished music: searching for the missing link of jazz-in Panama (in three parts) -- A culture with a lost past -- "I've got to go back home" -- Falling on deaf ears -- Farewells: final parting from the masters -- Legendary farewell: Lionel Hampton -- Sounding the trumpet: Miles Davis -- An underrated legend: Ella Fitzgerald -- A free-form life: Sun Ra -- Favors's spirit will live on through music -- Spirit of Dorsey's songs fills his "home-going"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780810127050
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40018413024
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551198661
  • (OCoLC)ocn551198661

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