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Singers and the Song II

Gene Lees - Music - 1999 - 272 pages
Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic ...
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Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White

Gene Lees - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 264 pages
In a series of candid interviews with jazz players, composers, and critics, Gene Lees explores racism in the past and present of jazz—both the white racism that for decades ...
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One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau

Ron Forbes-Roberts, Gene Lees - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 325 pages
Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941-1984) "the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to ...
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You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat

Gene Lees - Music - 2004 - 269 pages
You Can?t Steal a Gift is about the impact of American racism on America?s greatest gift to the world of music?jazz. In a work that combines memoir, oral history, and ...
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The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe

Gene Lees - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 350 pages
Biography of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, creators of memorable Broadway and motion picture musicals.
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Friends Along the Way: A Journey Through Jazz

Gene Lees - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 359 pages
For more than half a century, jazz writer and lyricist Gene Lees has been the friend of many in the world of jazz music. In this book he offers minibiographies of 15 of these ...
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Jazz Lives

Graham Lees, Gene Lees - Business & Economics - 1992 - 216 pages
Profiles of well-known musicians highlighted by candid photos.
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Did They Mention the Music?

Henry Mancini, Gene Lees - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 255 pages
The "rags-to-riches" story of Henry Mancini (1924-1994) could come straight out of one of the many movies he scored. The Academy Award-winning composer, arranger, and conductor ...
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Arranging the Score: Portraits of the Great Arrangers

Gene Lees - Music - 2000 - 310 pages
"These thirteen original essays draw together Gene Lee's observations on the craft of the arranger. Covering the field from big bands to films to studio backings for singers ...
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Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman

Gene Lees - Big bands - 1995 - 414 pages
Few people know jazz as well as Gene Lees. As a musician, songwriter, former editor of Down Beat, and creator of the acclaimed Jazzletter, he has steeped himself in the music ...
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