[JPL] Good Jazz Bios - NOTES & TONES is excellent

louisx louisx at verizon.net
Tue Dec 11 11:21:22 EST 2007


And here's a second "second" for Notes And Tones.  You also get a feel for 
the times that these musicians came to prominence because their reactions to 
the surrounding world are woven into their discussions of their music. 
Highly recommended.


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> I second Mark's suggestion - Joseph Jarman gave me a copy in 1980.   These 
> are conversations between musicians and the subjects open up  more than 
> they might with a journalist.  Very insightful.
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> Hi Sanna,
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> 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.
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> My best to you and Larry-
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> Mark
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> 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.
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> You could reply offline.
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> Thanks,
> Sanna
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