DownBeat--the Great Jazz Interviews: A 75th Anniversary Anthology

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Frank Alkyer
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2009 - Music - 340 pages
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Culled from the "DownBeat" archives, this work includes in-depth interviews with literally every great jazz artist and personality that ever lived! It features classic photos and magazine covers from "DownBeat"'s vast archives. In honour of its 75th anniversary, "DownBeat"'s editors have brought together in this one volume the best interviews, insights, and photographs from the illustrious history of the world's top jazz magazine, "DownBeat". This anthology includes the greatest of "DownBeat"'s Jazz Hall of Famers: from early legends like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman; to bebop heroes like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis; to truly unique voices like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk; to the pioneers of the electric scene like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Joe Zawinul. "The Great Jazz Interviews" delivers the legends of jazz, talking about America's music and America itself, in their own words.

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