[JPL] Good Jazz Bios

Mark Rini mark at groovmarketing.com
Mon Dec 10 21:49:46 EST 2007


Hi Sanna,

If you think the recipient would dig some variety, check out Art
Taylor's Notes and Tones. While it's not really a bio, but rather a
series of musician to musician interviews that includes Hampton Hawes,
Sonny Rollins, Miles, Diz, Betty Carter, Elvin Jones, Ornette, Art
Blakey, Don Cherry and quite a few others. It's one of the more
insightful reads I've had in a while. Much thanks to Tom Schnabel for
turning me on to it.

My best to you and Larry-

Mark

Mark Rini
GROOV Marketing- Northwest 
1633 N. Sumner St.
Portland, OR 97217-3745
mark at groovmarketing.com  
877-476-6832 Ext. 1 
Direct: 503-286-0006
http://www.groovmarketing.com

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Hi,

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.

You could reply offline.

Thanks,
Sanna

Sanna Craig / Larry Vuckovich
Tetrachord Music
707-942-9007




More information about the jazzproglist mailing list