Jazz Is

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Random House Incorporated, Jan 1, 1976 - Music - 288 pages
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"A beautifully written, evocative tribute to an elusive art... Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, and Gato Barbieri." - Performing Arts

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The most valuable aspect of this book was being able to read what jazz musicians had to say about each other and accounts of how they interacted. Sometimes I felt that Hentoff's writing was a little ... Read full review


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About the author (1976)

Nat Hentoff is an internationally known jazz critic and the only critic ever designated a Jazz Master by the NEA. He is a regular columnist for Jazz.com and the "Wall Street Journal", the United Media Newspaper Syndicate, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. His many books include "Jazz Country; Jazz Is; The Jazz Life; Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions; Living the Bill of Rights"; and the forthcoming "Is This America?

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