[JPL] Good Jazz Bios

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Mon Dec 10 21:48:36 EST 2007


"Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong" by Gary Giddins is a great Jazz / Music biography.

- Eric "Flash" Flashner

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From: Tetrachord Music <sftreat1 at pacbell.net>
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> Hi,
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> I'm looking for a jazz biography to give as a holiday present.  Can anyone
> suggest a well-researched, highly readable biography on, for example, Duke
> Ellington or Ella or some  of the bop pianists, such as Bill Evans, Bud
> Powell, Erroll Garner - or any other jazz biography, for that matter, that
> resonated with any of you, and is informative and a good read.  We enjoyed
> David Hajdu's book, Lush Life, on Billy Strayhorn and were hoping to find
> something equally moving and well-written about some of the other musicians.
> We already have biographies on Pres, Diz, Basie, Billie, Miles (at least
> three), etc.  It's hard to know which of several biographies on Duke or
> Ella, for example, are the best.
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> You could reply offline.
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> Thanks,
> Sanna
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> Sanna Craig / Larry Vuckovich
> Tetrachord Music
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