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Weather Bird

Author : Gary Giddins
ISBN : 0195348168
Genre : Music
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Gary Giddins's Weather Bird is a brilliant companion volume to his landmark in music criticism, Visions of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. More then 140 pieces, written over a 14-year period, are brought together for the first time in this superb collection of essays, reviews, and articles. Weather Bird is a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentaryon contemporary jazz events, today's top muscicians, the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past. Readers will find extended pieces on Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett, and many others. Giddins includes a series of articles on the annual JVC Jazz Festival, which offers a splendid overview of jazz in the 1990s. Other highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music ("Parajazz") and his challenging essay, "How Come Jazz Isn't Dead?" which advances a theory about the way art is born, exploited, celebrated, and sidelined to the museum. A radiant compendium by America's leading music critic, Weather Bird offers an unforgettable look at the modern jazz scene.

Spirits Rejoice

Author : Jason C. Bivins
ISBN : 9780190230937
Genre : Music
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In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic of jazz itself and improvises, generating a collection of themes, pursuits, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, audience reception, and critical commentary, producing a work that argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history. Bivins examines themes such as musical creativity as related to specific religious traditions, jazz as a form of ritual and healing, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects Religious Studies to Jazz Studies through thematic portraits, and a vast number of interviews to propose a new, improvisationally fluid archive for thinking about religion, race, and sound in the United States. Bivins's conclusions explore how the sound of spirits rejoicing challenges not only prevailing understandings of race and music, but also the way we think about religion. Spirits Rejoice! is an essential volume for any student of jazz, American religion, or American culture.

Celebrating Bird

Author : Gary Giddins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021958223
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Multicultural Review

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ISBN : UOM:49015003021376
Genre : United States
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Jazz Times

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ISBN : UOM:39015057440565
Genre : Jazz
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Brilliant Corners

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ISBN : IND:30000125142772
Genre : Jazz
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Satchmo

Author : Gary Giddins
ISBN : UOM:39015013631679
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Information gleaned from exclusive access to Louis Armstrong's manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, memorabilia, and personal effects and photographs from the Armstrong estate provide an engrossing portrait of the jazz master

Coda Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015057451653
Genre : Jazz
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World Authors 2000 2005

Author : Jennifer Curry
ISBN : UCSC:32106018867322
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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- Well-researched, in-depth accounts (averaging 3,000 words), explore writers' backgrounds, formative experiences, and literary achievements. - Many autobiographical accounts, written specifically for this volume. - Profiles also highlight critical response to authors' works. - Entries include suggested reading lists and bibliographies. - Photo of the author accompanies many of the entries.

The New Yorker

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ISBN : UOM:39015078233692
Genre : Literature
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