Comprehensive and intelligently organized Jazz aficionados should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place The New York Times Book ReviewAlluring Capture s much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred, vividly than any other jazz anthology to date Chicago TribuneNo musical idiom has inspired fine writing than jazz, and nowhere has that writing been presented with greater comprehensiveness and taste than in this glorious collection In Reading Jazz, editor Robert Gottlieb combs through eighty years of autobiography, reportage, and criticism by the music s greatest players, commentators, and fans to create what is at once a monumental tapestry of jazz history and testimony to the elegance, vigor, and variety of jazz writing.Here are Jelly Roll Morton, recalling the whorehouse piano players of New Orleans in 1902 Whitney Balliett, profiling clarinetist Pee Wee Russell poet Philip Larkin, with an eloquently dyspeptic jeremiad against bop Here, too, are the voices of Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus, Albert Murray and Leonard Bernstein, Stanley Crouch and LeRoi Jones, reminiscing, analyzing, celebrating, and settling scores For anyone who loves the music or the music of great prose Reading Jazz is indispensable.The ideal gift for jazzniks and boppers everywhere It gathers the best and most varied jazz writing of than a century Sunday Times London...
|Title||:||Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now|
|Publisher||:||Vintage 1St Edition edition October 26, 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||1088 pages|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Reading Jazz: A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now Reviews
This by far has been a pleasure to read, I've had many a wonderful hours delving into much of the past regarding many who I always admired. Great read...every page...every bit is a blessing that someone put this large book together with a great selection in every phase of jazz. I'm picking my way though many wonderful chapters...Glad I discovered this book by Mr. Gottlieb. Nice touch of jazz history!
This voluminous book really brings the early days of jazz alive and continues through modern day events. Even "dyed in the wool" jazz fans may be exposed to unheralded jazz artists and obscure but important events. Highly recommended and entertaining reading. These are autobiographical writings and many of these jazz artists were really "characters". Their open and direct recounting of events paints a vivid contrast with our current politically correct society.
A great comilation. Led me on a search for some of the sources, many of which are hard to find! Recommended!
Terrific book. A great source of information for anyone seriously interested in early jazz. Some of the best articles of all time by some of the best writers gathered here in one volume.
Everything as described. I had a good time reading it.
I bought this book for my uncle as an afterthought to the gift I bought his wife. She plays piano, and I'm trying to coax her into playing some jazz by providing her with Mark Levine's Jazz Piano book and a Fake Book.
Very fine compilation.
Since most of the articles deal with reportage and narrative, it rather lacks some articles especially about theory of jazz as the title suggests. But in general, the book is awesome.