Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Music - 220 pages
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Here is Nat Hentoff's deeply felt exploration of jazz, blues, country, and gospel--and the musicians who bring the music to life. Hentoff has not only loved music all his life, he has lived it by being friends with many of the musicians he writes about in this collection. Hentoff poignantly describes the early days of Roy Eldridge and the last years of Billie Holiday and Bird. He tells amazing stories of the Count, Duke, and Dizzy. "Full of insightful behind-the-scenes encounters" (San Francisco Chronicle),Listen to the Stories covers new recordings and old legends, remarkable lives and unforgettable music.
 

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Hentoff has been an enthusiastic devotee of American music for over 60 years and has been writing about it nearly that long. This collection, his first book on music since 1976, finds him offering ... Read full review

Contents

The Duke in Private
9
DandngwiththeDufce
19
The Sweethearts of Rhythm
25
MUSIC ALL NIGHTAND ALL DAY LONG
31
I Wasnt Born No Child I Was Born a Man
40
The Chief Would Be Proud
46
The Last Years of Lady Day
54
Lambert Hendricks Ross
61
A Legend Who Wont Admit He Is One
111
The Clarity of Buck Clayton
117
The Eddie Condon Repertory Company
123
I Can Never Say All I Want to Say
129
The Man Who Became His Horn
136
Can Wynton Marsalis Learn to Laugh?
144
White Line Fever
153
The Tuneless Fiddler
165

The Limitless Mingus
69
The Onliest Bird
75
Dizzy in the Sunlight II
84
The Solitary Floating Jazzman
92
The Impresario Who Brought Civil Rights to Jazz
99
Whamp Whamp
105
Hot Country Swing from Texas
173
Therell Be No Dying Over There
179
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
193
Index
207
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Nat Hentoff is the first Jazz critic every named a "Jazz Master" by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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