DownBeat – The Great Jazz Interviews (A 75th Anniversary Anthology)

DownBeat - The Great Jazz Interviews (A 75th Anniversary Anthology)
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(Book). Culled from the DownBeat archives includes in-depth interviews with literally every great jazz artist and personality that ever lived! Features classic photos and magazine covers from DownBeat ‘s vast archives. In honor of its 75th anniversary, DownBeat ‘s editors have brought together in this one volume the best interviews, insights, and photographs from the illustrious history of the world’s top jazz magazine, DownBeat . This anthology includes the greatest of DownBeat ‘s Jazz Hall of Famers: from early legends like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman; to bebop heroes like Charlie Parker, Dizzy….

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Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews

Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews
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Notes and Tones is one of the most controversial, honest, and insightful books ever written about jazz. As a black musician himself, Arthur Taylor was able to ask his subjects hard questions about the role of black artists in a white society. Free to speak their minds, these musicians offer startling insights into their music, their lives, and the creative process itself. This expanded edition is supplemented with previously unpublished interviews with Dexter Gordon and Thelonious Monk, a new introduction by the author, and new photographs.Notes and Tones consists of twenty-nine no-holds-barred conversations which drummer Arthur Taylor held with the….

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Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews

Coltrane on Coltrane: The John Coltrane Interviews (Musicians in Their Own Words)
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Named one of the best jazz books of 2010 by Jazz Times’s reader pollJohn Coltrane created a new sound, a music that had nothing to do with anyone except himself. The path he chose was difficult and risky. Nevertheless, he persisted, and his recordings now stand among the greatest of all jazz achievements. And his life, thoughts, and words have been just as inspiring as his music. This book collects those words for the first time.Coltrane was a gracious and conscientious interviewee. His responses were thoughtful and measured; he rarely said anything negative about others (though he could be highly….

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The Pat Metheny Interviews

The Pat Metheny Interviews
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(Book). Pat Metheny is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and musically significant artists of the last 50 years. He has not only revolutionized his instrument, but also changed the face of jazz itself. In 2007, composer, arranger, and performer Richard Niles wrote and produced a three-part series of in-depth interviews for the BBC titled Pat Metheny Bright Size Life . This book is comprised of these never-before-printed interviews and discussions with Metheny, whom Niles has known and worked with since 1974. In this series of intimate, in-depth interviews, Metheny * reveals why he was driven toward music….

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How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: Twenty-Seven Interviews

How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: Twenty-Seven Interviews
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Twenty-seven of the best jazz trumpeters to ever inhabit the planet are interviewed by noted music historian, theorican and scholar Dr. Thomas Erdmann. As an accomplished jazz trmpeter and pianist himself, he is uniquely suited to delve into the individual performance style of each of the musicians interviewed in order to document the characteristics of each artist.