Jazz Notes: Interviews across the Generations: Interviews across the Generations

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 30, 2009 - Music - 207 pages
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Meet the greatest musicians in the history of jazz. From Hoagy Carmichael to David Sanborn, these interviews and their subjects reflect the diverse appeal and deep roots of a truly American art form. Some of the interviews in Jazz Notes: Interviews across the Generations remain intact from their original publication. Others are updated to include conversations with younger artists, influenced by these legends and attempting to carry on their legacies. The interviews range from the 1970s to the present day and are followed by a concluding section that provides perspective from current artists.

In the course of the interviews, the history of American art and culture receives interesting augmentation. Some artists, such as Dave Brubeck and Maynard Ferguson, discuss how they broke through to the top of the pop charts. Of course, many African American jazz musicians endured difficult and demeaning conditions while on the road in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, and their memories of these experiences are a bittersweet counterpoint to remembered triumphs.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
23
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
51
Chapter 6
57
Chapter 7
65
Chapter 8
89
Chapter 13
131
Chapter 14
141
Chapter 15
155
Chapter 16
163
Chapter 17
173
Chapter 18
181
Chapter 19
187
Chapter 20
193

Chapter 9
95
Chapter 10
103
Chapter 11
111
Chapter 12
117
Index
199
About the Author
209
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About the author (2009)

Sanford Josephson has written extensively about jazz musicians in a variety of publications ranging from the New York Daily News to American Way magazine.

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