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Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century

Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century

Giddins, Gary

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Letters & EssaysJazzMusic Reference

ISBN10: 0195304497
ISBN13: 9780195304497
Published: May 12 2006
Pages: 656
Weight: 1.88
Height: 1.52 Width: 6.08 Depth: 8.86
Language: English
Gary Giddins's Weather Bird is a brilliant companion volume to his landmark in music criticism, Visions of Jazz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. More then 140 pieces, written over a 14-year period, are brought together for the first time in this superb collection of essays, reviews, and articles. Weather Bird is a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentaryon contemporary jazz events, today's top muscicians, the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past. Readers will find extended pieces on Louis Armstrong, Erroll Garner, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett, and many others. Giddins includes a series of articles on the annual JVC Jazz Festival, which offers a splendid overview of jazz in the 1990s. Other highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music (Parajazz) and his challenging essay, How Come Jazz Isn't Dead? which advances a theory about the way art is born, exploited, celebrated, and sidelined to the museum.

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