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AMERICAN MUSICIANS: FIFTY-SIX PORTRAITS IN JAZZ

By: Balliett, Whitney

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000026588

ISBN: 0195037588

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: This is Whitney Balliett's long-awaited "big book." In it are all the jazz profiles he has written for The New Yorker during the past 24 years. These include his famous early portraits of Pee Wee Russell, Red Allen, Earl Hine s, and Mary Lou Williams, done when these giants were in full flower; his r ecent reconstructions of the lives of such legends as Art Tatum, Coleman Ha wkins, Jack Teagarden, Zoot Sims, and Dave Tough; His quick but indelible g limpses into the daily (or nocturnal) lives of Duke Ellington and ... View more info