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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz by the late Leonard Feather.pdf

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Descriptions : p Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate detailed information on the careers of jazz musicians from around the world We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from to and that on Miles Davis s thirteenth birthday his father gave him his first trumpet Jazz is fast moving and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations We find for instance that when Miles Davis was a St Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time This meeting proved fateful and by a nineteen year old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on nd Street Knowledge of these professional alliances along with the countless others chronicled in this book are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements such as the cool jazz that became one of Miles Davis s hallmarks Arranged alphabetically according to last name each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician s career Highly accessible and vigorously researched The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is quite simply the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available

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