Jazz: the essential companion

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Prentice Hall Press, 1988 - Music - 562 pages
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A dictionary arrangement of over 1,600 entries on terms and performers.

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This complement to extant jazz reference works is long overdue. Engagingly written by musician/critics, it offers an international scope appropriately emphasizing figures of major historical ... Read full review

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Ian Carr was born in Dumfries, Scotland on April 21, 1933. He received a degree in English and a teaching certificate from King's College. While there, he began playing the trumpet. After he served in the British Army, he played with numerous jazz groups including the EmCee Five, Rendell/Carr Quintet, and Nucleus. He wrote for several jazz publications, contributed to several jazz reference books and was a consultant for television documentaries about Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. He also wrote books including Music Outside: Contemporary Jazz in Britain; Miles Davis: A Critical Biography; and Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music. He died from complications after pneumonia and a series of mini-strokes on February 25, 2009 at the age of 75.

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