Jazz Talking: Profiles, Interviews, And Other Riffs On Jazz Musicians

Jazz Talking: Profiles, Interviews, And Other Riffs On Jazz Musicians

by Max Jones

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Overview

Max Jones, known affectionately as "the Boswell of bebop" ( Time Out), was famed in England for nearly four decades of insightful, ardent writing on jazz. With this luminous collection of interviews, his work will at last be widely accessible to American readers. Here are the voices of jazz—Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Billie Holiday, and Mary Lou Williams, to name but a few—in conversation with Jones, who could turn a casual chat into an indelible portrait and who gives American readers a view of these musicians they have never had before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306809484
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Max Jones (1920–1993) wrote and broadcast about jazz from 1942 to his death. In the 1940s he co-founded Jazz Music, and he was the principal jazz contributor to the British magazine Melody Maker for forty years.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
vii
Acknowledgments viii
Foreword ix
Preface xi
Clarinet
Paul Barnes
1(3)
Barney Bigard
4(8)
Bob Wilber
12(1)
Edmond Hall
13(7)
Albert Nicholas
20(13)
Saxophone
Bud Freeman
33(12)
Stan Getz
45(8)
Johnny Griffin
53(3)
Coleman Hawkins
56(2)
Johnny Hodges
58(3)
Gerry Mulligan
61(2)
Flip Phillips
63(3)
Zoot Sims
66(6)
Lucky Thompson
72(6)
Ben Webster
78(7)
Brass
Red Allen
85(2)
Ruby Braff
87(9)
Buck Clayton
96(3)
Lee Collins
99(5)
Harry 'Sweets' Edison
104(9)
Bobby Hackett
113(13)
Preston Jackson
126(14)
Thomas Jefferson
140(3)
Jonah Jones
143(2)
Max Kaminsky
145(2)
Wingy Manone
147(4)
Jimmy McPartland
151(19)
Sy Oliver
170(5)
Jim Robinson and Kid Howard
175(3)
Rhythm Section
Piano
Mary Lou Williams
178(30)
Joe Bushkin
208(8)
Hoagy Carmichael
216(4)
Guitar
Eddie Condon
220(5)
Bass
Joe Benjamin
225(3)
Slam Stewart
228(5)
Singers
Billy Eckstine
233(11)
Billie Holiday
244(16)
Sarah Vaughan
260(5)
Dinah Washington
265(12)
Index 277(16)
About the Author 293

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