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Singers and the Song II / Edition 3
     

Singers and the Song II / Edition 3

by Gene Lees
 

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ISBN-10: 0195122089

ISBN-13: 9780195122084

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic volume is available in an expanded edition that retains a number of famous pieces from the original volume, including his marvelous essay on lyric writing, his piece on the art of Edith Piaf,

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Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic volume is available in an expanded edition that retains a number of famous pieces from the original volume, including his marvelous essay on lyric writing, his piece on the art of Edith Piaf, and his admiring look at the genius of songwriter Johnny Mercer. In addition, this edition offers seven new essays that are no less accomplished. Here readers will find a wonderful tribute to "the sweetest voice in the world," Ella Fitzgerald; a moving interview with Jackie and Roy Kral; Lees's account of his involvement with Bossa Nova music and his collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim. We also read about Julius La Rosa, the lyrics of "Yip" Harburg, Harry Warren's unforgettable compositions, and the elegant Arthur Schwartz, writer of "Dancing in the Dark" and many other memorable songs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195122084
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
William and Harold and How to Write Lyrics3
Pavilion in the Rain19
The Squirrel43
Style Is the Man53
Jeepers Creepers59
Roses in the Morning69
The Paradox91
GI Jo105
In from the Cold123
Sweetest Voice in the World149
Phrasing159
A Family Affair175
The Sparrow201
Um Abraco No Tom217

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