Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now

Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now


"Comprehensive and intelligently prepared. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . can be thankful to have lots stable writing at the topic in a single place."--The big apple occasions booklet Review

"Alluring. . . . Capture[s] a lot of the breadth of the song, in addition to the passionate debates it has stirred, extra vividly than the other jazz anthology to date."--Chicago Tribune

No musical idiom has encouraged extra superb writing than jazz, and nowhere has that writing been provided with higher comprehensiveness and flavor than during this wonderful assortment. In Reading Jazz, editor Robert Gottlieb combs via 80 years of autobiography, reportage, and feedback through the music's maximum avid gamers, commentators, and enthusiasts to create what's right now a enormous tapestry of jazz background and testimony to the splendor, vigour, and diversity of jazz writing.  
        Here are Jelly Roll Morton, recalling the whorehouse piano avid gamers of latest Orleans in 1902; Whitney Balliett, profiling clarinetist Pee Wee Russell; poet Philip Larkin, with an eloquently dyspeptic jeremiad opposed to bop. right here, too, are the voices of Billie vacation and Charles Mingus, Albert Murray and Leonard Bernstein, Stanley Crouch and LeRoi Jones, reminiscing, reading, celebrating, and settling rankings. For an individual who loves the music--or the song of significant prose--Reading Jazz is indispensable.  

"The excellent reward for jazzniks and boppers all over. . . . It gathers the simplest and so much diversified jazz writing of greater than a century."--Sunday Times (London)

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