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Like Young : Jazz, Pop, Youth And Middle Age - Francis Davis

Like Young

Jazz, Pop, Youth And Middle Age

Paperback Published: 1st November 2002
ISBN: 9780306811869
Number Of Pages: 368

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The latest collection of essays by peerless music and culture writer Francis Davis, who "has long combined Gary Giddins's musical acuity with Whitney Balliett's literary flair"-Boston Phoenix. Modern jazz and rock 'n' roll, both of which were once identified with youthful insurrection, have reached middle age. So have many longtime listeners -including Francis Davis. Now, in these thirty-one articles, the revered jazz critic considers music young and old, examining performers from Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday to Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. But what makes this Davis's most surprising book is the inclusion of such pop icons as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, and Lou Reed. Using himself as an example, Davis pinpoints our collective longing for a time when we (and our music) were younger-and more inclined to take risks. Lively, opinionated, gracefully written, and often very funny, Like Young is a book for those who have long savored Davis's writing, as well as for those just now discovering him.

ISBN: 9780306811869
ISBN-10: 0306811863
Series: Jazz, Pop, Youth and Middle Age
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st November 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 16.05  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1