[JPL] FW: Good Jazz Bios --- Take II

Peter Poses pposes at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 11 01:06:42 EST 2007

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From: "Peter Poses" < pposes at gmail.com>
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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:45:18 -0700
Subject: Good Jazz Bios
Sanna & Larry: Howzzit --- A few of the Jazz Bio'zz that have brought Njoymt
2 me are (in no particular order other than as my memory servezz):

Art Pepper's, "Straight Life";
Barry Ulanov's "Duke Ellington";
Gene Lees', "The Leader Of The Band" (Woody Herman);
Leslie Gourse's, "Madame Jazz" (mini bio'zz of Women In Jazz") & Art Blakey:
Jazz Messenger";
Michael Cogswell's "Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story Of Satchmo";
Dennis Owsley's, "City Of Gabriels: The History Of Jazz In St. Louis, 1985 -
Donald L. Maggin's, The Life & Times Of John Birks Gillespie";
Ted Gioia's, "West Coast Jazz";
Gene Lees', " Jazz, Black And White: Cats Of Any Color" (Gene's Bio Essays
On His Jazz Formidablezz);
 Max Kaminsky & V.E. Hughes' "Jazz Band: My Life In Jazz";
William Zinser's, "Willie And Dwike: An American Profile";
Brian Priestley's, "Chasin' The Bird: The Life & Legacy Of Charlie Parker";
Gene Rizzo's, "The 50 Greatest Piano Players Of All Time";
Steven Loza's, Tito Puente & The Making Of Latin Music";
Lewis Porter's, John Coltrane: His Life & His Music";
Anito O'Day w/ George Eells, "High Times Hard Times";
Hampton Hawes', "Raise Up Off Me";
David Amram's. "Upbeat: Nine Lives Of A Musical Cat"; &
Howard Mandel's,  "Miles Ornette Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz!".

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On Dec 10, 2007 6:45 PM, 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
  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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