[JPL] Good Jazz Bios
tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Mon Dec 10 23:24:17 EST 2007
Hi Sanna, Speaking of Keyboards.. check out.....*
Straight, No Chaser...*the Life and Genius of Thelonious Monk By Leslie
Gourse is a good read.
Randy Weston said, " This book is an important contribution to the great
libraries of African-American culture and the wold of music culture."
Tetrachord Music wrote:
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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.
> You could reply offline.
> Sanna Craig / Larry Vuckovich
> Tetrachord Music
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