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The Resource Jazz A-B-Z, Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap

Jazz A-B-Z, Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap

Label
Jazz A-B-Z
Title
Jazz A-B-Z
Statement of responsibility
Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Profiles twenty-six of the jazz greats of all time, from Count Basie to Louis Armstrong, through a review of their work, their life stories, and their greatest hits by one of today's top jazz performers. A is for "almighty" Louis Armstrong, whose amazing artistry unfolds in an accumulative poem shaped like the letter he stands for. As for sax master Sonny Rollins, whose "robust style radiates roundness," could there be a better tribute than a poetic rondeau? In an extraordinary feat, Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz composer Wynton Marsalis harmonizes his love and knowledge of jazz's most celebrated artists with an astounding diversity of poetic forms-from simple blues (Count Basie) to a complex pantoum (Charlie Parker), from a tender sonnet (Sarah Vaughan) to a performance poem snapping the rhythms of Art Blakey to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsalis, Wynton
Dewey number
811/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
NP
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3613.A7696
LC item number
J39 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rogers, Paul
  • Schaap, Phil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
Label
Jazz A-B-Z, Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An A to Z collection of jazz portraits"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Louis Armstrong -- Count Basie -- John Coltrane -- Miles Davis -- Duke Ellington -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Gerry Mulligan -- Coleman Hawkins -- Abdullah Ibn Buhaina -- Jelly Roll Morton -- King Oliver -- Billie Holiday -- Charles Mingus -- Nat "King" Cole -- Ornette Coleman -- Charlie Parker -- Modern Jazz Quartet -- Sonny Rollins -- Sidney Bechet -- Thelonious Monk -- Eubie Blake -- Sarah Vaughan -- Fats Waller -- Bix Beiderbecke -- Lester Young -- Dizzy Gillespie
Control code
ocm60550808
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763621353
Lccn
2005048448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
09780763621353
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60550808
  • (Sirsi) a861563
Label
Jazz A-B-Z, Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers ; with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap
Publication
Note
"An A to Z collection of jazz portraits"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Louis Armstrong -- Count Basie -- John Coltrane -- Miles Davis -- Duke Ellington -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Gerry Mulligan -- Coleman Hawkins -- Abdullah Ibn Buhaina -- Jelly Roll Morton -- King Oliver -- Billie Holiday -- Charles Mingus -- Nat "King" Cole -- Ornette Coleman -- Charlie Parker -- Modern Jazz Quartet -- Sonny Rollins -- Sidney Bechet -- Thelonious Monk -- Eubie Blake -- Sarah Vaughan -- Fats Waller -- Bix Beiderbecke -- Lester Young -- Dizzy Gillespie
Control code
ocm60550808
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763621353
Lccn
2005048448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
09780763621353
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60550808
  • (Sirsi) a861563

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