Black beauty, white heat: a pictorial history of classic jazz, 1920-1950

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W. Morrow, 1982 - Music - 360 pages
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An outline of the development of jazz is accompanied by photographs of musicians ranging from Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker and Miles Davis

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Best compendium of historical jazz photos and memorabilia on the planet. Fantastic collection of photos from every imaginable source. Immerse yourself in the world of jazz by living in thousands of ... Read full review


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Frank Driggs is a recognized authority on Kansas City jazz. A former record executive with both Columbia and RCA Victor Records, he now runs the premiere agency for jazz photographs and has co-authored a pictorial history of classic jazz. Chuck Haddix is the Director of the Marr Sound Archives at
the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A native of Kansas City, he hosts a weekend radio program on KCUR FM called "Fish Fry." His writing has appeared in Down Beat and Living Blues Magazine.

Lewine is an internationally recognized art director who has packaged and art directed a myraid of award-winning books.

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