Visions of Jazz: The First Century

Visions of Jazz: The First Century

Gary Giddins


Poised to turn into a vintage of jazz literature, Visions of Jazz: the 1st Century bargains seventy-nine chapters illuminating the lives of almost the entire significant figures in jazz heritage. From Louis Armstrong's renegade-style trumpet taking part in to Sarah Vaughan's operatic crooning, and from the swinging beauty of Duke Ellington to the pioneering experiments of Ornette Coleman, jazz critic Gary Giddins always astonishes the reader together with his unprecedented perception. Writing with the grace and wit that experience endeared his prose to Village Voice readers for many years, Giddins additionally widens the scope of jazz to incorporate such an important American musicians as Irving Berlin, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, all essentially pop performers who're usually disregarded by means of fanatics and critics as mere derivatives of the real jazz idiom. And he devotes a whole area of this landmark quantity to younger, still-active jazz artists, boldly increasing the horizons of jazz--and charting and exploring the music's impacts as no different e-book has done.

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