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

By: Gottlieb, Robert

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pp 1088 very thick paperback in very good condition; uncreased spine; clean pages; normal edgewear; slight crease on front cover // No musical idiom has inspired more 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.

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

Author Name: Gottlieb, Robert

Categories: Arts & Photography, Music,

Edition: 3rd

Publisher: US, Vintage: 1996

ISBN Number: 0679781110

ISBN Number 13: 9780679781110

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 5.1 x 1.8 x 8 inches

Weight: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB426