Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits with Art Print
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Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits with Art Print

by Paul Rogers
     
 
"I don’t know a jazz aficionado who could resist it." — "The O List," O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis is now available with an exclusive art print by illustrator Paul Rogers.

Featured on National Public Radio’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Winner of a Bologna Ragazzi

Overview

"I don’t know a jazz aficionado who could resist it." — "The O List," O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis is now available with an exclusive art print by illustrator Paul Rogers.

Featured on National Public Radio’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Winner of a Bologna Ragazzi Award

A Norman Sugarman Honor Book for Excellence in Children’s Biography

An International Reading Association Children’s Book Award Winner

Winner of a Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry

Four starred reviews (BOOKLIST, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 8 up.

Wonderfully presented and imaginatively conceived, this book captures the essence of jazz. Those who love jazz will enjoy every page and those unknowledgeable about this music which originated in New Orleans will learn much. The author and illustrator notes explain the genesis of this collaboration. The original and symbolic paintings were done first, offering inspiration and direction to the famous musician who is also an innovative writer of poetry, as is clear when reading this book. There is much playfulness and, while it is an alphabet book, it takes a bit of poetic license when starting with A for Louis Armstrong and ending with Z for Dizzy Gillespie. Sound wins the day and broadens the scope of the effort. The poems take many forms, and an explanatory section explains the poetic forms appearing in the book. There are also biographical sketches of the musicians as well as information about the poet, the artist, and the writer of the biographies. This is anything but a dry recounting of facts, and the look of the book adds to its appeal. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763634346
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Edition description:
Gift
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
11.38(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and tireless champion of jazz, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of nine Grammy Awards. The artistic director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center program, he lives in New York.

Paul Rogers has created everything from billboard portraits at Dodger Stadium to a silkscreen portrait of Wynton Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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