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Published: 15 October 2005

416 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195187953

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Jazz Anecdotes

Second Time Around

Bill Crow

Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from many sources to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around such topics as teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is. In this second edition, Crow regales us with new stories of such colorful individuals as Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, and Jackie Gleason. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes offers us a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music.


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