Talking Jazz: An Oral History (Paperback)

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"As you read, light bulbs switch on: that's what was going when she recorded that; now I can see where he got that sound."--LA Weekly

43 Jazz Conversations

Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Jackie McLean, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, and Jack DeJohnette-these are just a few of the jazz musicians whose conversations with Ben Sidran are recorded in this volume. In stimulating, personal, and informative discussions, they not only reveal their personalities, but also detail aspects of the performance, technique, business, history, and emotions of jazz. Newly expanded with previously unpublished dialogues with David Murray, Dr. John, and Mose Allison, Talking Jazz is undoubtedly the best oral history of recent and contemporary jazz.

About the Author

Ben Sidran is a performing and recording musician, producer, composer, host of radio and television music programs, music historian, and writer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780306806131
ISBN-10: 0306806134
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 1995
Pages: 536
Language: English