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Living with Jazz: A reader edited by Sheldon Meyer

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From liner notes and reviews to profiles and extended analyses, all of Dan Morgenstern's most significant work is included, unified by his poised, always generous voice and by the extraordinary depth of his knowledge. He writes with unmatched insight about the work of a broad spectrum of jazz entertainers, from the most iconic to the most esoteric, finding the essential aspects of the music and artistry in each of them. He analyzes the role of jazz in contemporary culture. And his appreciations of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong, among many others, transform the way the music of these artists is listened to and understood. The enduring brilliance of Dan Morgenstern's writing, its comprehensiveness and sheer impact, make this a benchmark in jazz literature. It is a must-have book for both new listeners and aficionados.
Product Details

Author: Dan Morgenstern

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: First Edition)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Pantheon

Release Date: 2004-11-16

Pages: 736

ISBN: 037542072X

ISBN13: 9780375420726