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From Birdland To Broadway

Author : Bill Crow
ISBN : 9780195359022
Genre : Music
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In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen like Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, and, of course, Bird himself, looming large against jet black walls. Exotic live birds perched in cages behind the bar. The midget master of ceremonies, 3'9" Pee Wee Marquette, dressed in a zoot suit and loud tie, smoked huge cigars and screeched mispronounced introductions into the microphone. And the jazz-struck young Crow would park in the bleachers till 4 am, blissfully enveloped by the heady music of Bird, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and a host of other jazz giants. From Birdland to Broadway is an enthralling insider's account of four decades of a life in jazz. Bill Crow, journeyman bass player, superb storyteller, and author of the successful Jazz Anecdotes, here narrates many moving and delightful tales of the pioneers of modern jazz he played with and was befriended by. We find Dizzy Gillespie, with whom Crow, because of prior commitments, regretfully declined steady work, dancing at the Royal Roost, Stan Getz sadly teetering on the brink of losing himself to drugs, and Harry Belafonte (known then as "the Cinderella Gentleman") running a lunch counter in New York's Sheridan Square between music dates. And we also witness many of the highlights of Crow's career, such as in 1955 when the Marian McPartland Trio (with Crow on bass) was named "Small Group of the Year" by Metronome; Crow playing with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet at venues like Storyville in Boston and Harlem's Apollo Theater (where they appeared with Dinah Washington); and the tour of the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman, a journey that might have been a high point of Crow's travels abroad but was marred by Goodman's legendary mistreatment of his band. Moving beyond jazz clubs to the Broadway concert pit and a variety of studio gigs in the '60s, Crow encounters actors such as Yul Brynner and pop-rock acts like Simon and Garfunkel. From the great to the near-great, from Billie Holiday to Judy Holliday, Bill Crow's wealth of personal anecdotes takes the reader from Birdland, to the Half Note, to the Playboy Club, to the footlights of Broadway. This revealing book is a marvelous portrait of the jazz world, told by someone who's been there.

Jazz

Author : Eddie S. Meadows
ISBN : 9781136776021
Genre : Music
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Jazz Research And Performance Materials

Author : Eddie S. Meadows
ISBN : 0815303734
Genre : Music
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Basic researchers unlock the secrets of nature; applied researchers unlock the means by which those secrets of nature can change people's lives. Neither basic nor applied research has an independent impact. These volumes examine the convergence of basic and applied research in the field of memory. "Volume 1: Theory and Context, " focuses on the methods for understanding and applying basic memory theory, while "Volume 2: Practical Applications, " expands the understanding of practical memory research by providing in-depth research examples and findings. If the science of memory is to make a significant contribution to society, coordinating our basic and applied efforts and determining how they complement each other become of paramount importance. These volumes will help in this regard--both as textbooks demonstrating how to investigate memory and apply basic memory theory, and as reference sources leading to a better understanding of certain problems in basic and applied memory research. Readers of these volumes will gain a thorough grasp of the way major themes relate to basic and applied research collaboration, how programmatic basic and applied research can be conducted on particular memory problems, and the manner in which basic and applied work in major problem areas has been incorporated into the field of memory. Both volumes present important information that will be indispensable to researchers and students alike.

Jazz

Author : Geoffrey C. Ward
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028645641
Genre : History
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Text and photographs reveal the history of jazz and celebrate the contributions of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, and other artists.

Jazz Times

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ISBN : UVA:X006161858
Genre : Jazz
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Annual Review Of Jazz Studies

Author : Rutgers University. Institute of Jazz Studies
ISBN : UOM:39015027688913
Genre : Jazz
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Includes articles on the seminal guitarist Charlie Christian, Ornette Coleman, Arthur Taylor, and a proposed standard method of notating melodic elements of jazz performance which are inadequately represented by standard notation.

Literature Of American Music Iii 1983 1992

Author : Guy A. Marco
ISBN : IND:30000068992894
Genre : Music
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Literature of American Music III, 1983-1992 is the second supplement to the original Literature of American Music in Books and Folk Music Collections. Taken together, the three volumes provide a comprehensive inventory of the 5,100 books representing the core literature on American music. This volume cites and critically annotates monographs on American music published from 1983 to 1992, but does not include literature in folk music collections. More than 1,300 entries cover all aspects of American music, including folk, blues, jazz, rock, music of major cities, festivals, the music industry, instruments, music education, and music for TV and film. Entries are arranged according to Library of Congress classification numbers, which allows librarians to check their own holdings. Each citation provides full imprint data, ISBN, facts about earlier editions, series notes, references to reviews in standard media, descriptions of favorable and unfavorable features, and special notes of reference elements such as indexes and bibliographies. Includes title and subject indexes. Author indexing is included in the Checklist of Writings on American Music, 1640-1992.

Reading Jazz

Author : David Meltzer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029582744
Genre : Music
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Essays from a variety of scholarly and popular jazz critics, arranged chronologically, reveal the development of jazz as an art form, as well as how changes in racial and cultural attitudes have influenced the music, and vice versa

Come In And Hear The Truth

Author : Patrick Lawrence Burke
ISBN : WISC:89091046177
Genre : Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.)
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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : WISC:89126925601
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