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Myself Among Others : A Life In Music - George Wein

Myself Among Others

A Life In Music

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780306813528
Number Of Pages: 576

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No one has had a better seat in the house than George Wein. The legendary impresario has known the most celebrated figures of music in general and jazz in particular--from Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald to Miles Davis to Frank Sinatra. As a founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Wein has brought a dazzling spectrum of musicians to millions of fans, forever changing the musical landscape.In this highly praised memoir, Wein looks back on his life and career, describing his unforgettable relationships--sometimes smooth, sometimes tempestuous--with the great musicians he has known. From what really happened when Charlie Mingus visited the White House...to how Miles Davis and the ensemble that would eventually record the greatest jazz album of all time--"Kind of Blue"--came together at Wein's Storyville nightclub...to the day at Newport when Bob Dylan first "went electric," here are the personalities and forces that have shaped the past half-century of popular music.

ISBN: 9780306813528
ISBN-10: 0306813521
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1