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Fifties Jazz Talk : An Oral Retrospective - Gordon Jack

Fifties Jazz Talk

An Oral Retrospective

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780810849976
Number Of Pages: 272

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London-based musician and journalist Gordon Jack's method is to let the musicians tell their own stories with minimum intervention, in the manner of Ira Gitler's classic Swing to Bop. Famous or obscure, these more than 30 musicians who came to prominence in the 1950s each has a story to tell, and Jack captures the style and tone of his interviewees in this oral retrospective of what may have been jazz's last golden age. The musicians are: Gene Allen, Mose Allison, Dave Bailey, Chuck Berghofer, Eddie Bert, Bob Brookmeyer, Pete Christlieb, Bill Crow, Joe Dodge, Bob Enevoldsen, Don Ferrara, Herb Geller, Corky Hale, Peter Ind, Frank Isola, Lee Konitz, Stan Levey, Jack Montrose, Gerry Mulligan, the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (with Larry Bunker, Chico Hamilton, Carson Smith, Bob Whitlock), Lennie Niehaus, Jack Nimitz, Hod O'Brien, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank, Phil Urso, and Phil Woods. Jack's introductions and notes unobtrusively sketch out the life and achievements of each musician, and there are photographs of each one, many of them taken by Jack himself.

Gordon Jack is one of the jazz world's most skillful interviewers. He asks all the right questions and then gets out of the way, letting his subjects reveal themselves. What a pleasure to have all this material collected in one book!--Bill Crow, author of From Birdland to Broadway(1992, Oxford University Press)

Gene Allenp. 1
Mose Allisonp. 10
Dave Baileyp. 16
Chuck Berghoferp. 23
Eddie Bertp. 32
Bob Brookmeyerp. 40
Pete Christliebp. 53
Bill Crowp. 61
Joe Dodgep. 73
Bob Enevoldsenp. 78
Don Ferrarap. 82
Herb Gellerp. 88
Corky Halep. 99
Peter Indp. 104
Frank Isolap. 113
Lee Konitzp. 122
Stan Leveyp. 129
Jack Montrosep. 135
Gerry Mulliganp. 143
Gerry Mulligan Quartet, 1952-1953 (with Larry Bunker, Chico Hamilton, Carson Smith, and Bob Whitlock)p. 154
Lennie Niehausp. 173
Jack Nimitzp. 180
Hod O'Brienp. 186
Bill Perkinsp. 193
Bud Shankp. 199
Phil Ursop. 205
Phil Woodsp. 214
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ISBN: 9780810849976
ISBN-10: 0810849976
Series: Studies in Jazz
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.45

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