Rhythm-a-ning: Jazz Tradition And Innovation

Rhythm-a-ning: Jazz Tradition And Innovation

by Gary Giddins

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Overview

Rhythm-a-ning: Jazz Tradition And Innovation by Gary Giddins

In a companion to his collections Riding on a Blue Note and Faces in the Crowd, Gary Giddins has assembled a mosaic of pieces that provide an essential guide to the jazz world. Moving with ease from sweeping surveys of jazz history to precise, vivid assessments of individual performers including Thelonius Monk, the Marsalis brothers, Ornette Coleman, and David Murray, Giddins demonstrates once again why he is lauded as "the best jazz critic now at work" (Newsweek).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306809873
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Gary Giddins is a columnist for the Village Voice and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Visions of Jazz. He is also the author of a biography of Bing Crosby. His work has won numerous prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, five ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, and an American Book Award. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Jaki Byard and the New Tolerance
3(4)
Pick a Card, Any Card
7(5)
How To Not Stuff a Jazz Classic
12(5)
Jack Dejohnette Beats the Band
17(3)
Moody's Moods Revisited
20(3)
Something Else Again
23(11)
Sarah Vaughan
Soulful
26(3)
Sassing Ellington
29(5)
Freedom Then and Now
34(4)
The Trombone's Connected to the ...
38(7)
Fifty Years of "Body and Soul"
45(8)
Teddy Wilson's Golden Oldies
53(3)
Beyond Romance
56(3)
Composers Ascendent
59(4)
Big Noise from Missoula
63(2)
Tony Bennett Without Fear
65(3)
The Excitable Roy Eldridge
68(5)
Lester Young Grows Deeper
73(2)
Note: Andrew Cyrille Has a Band
75(3)
Miles's Wiles
78(7)
Blythemania
85(3)
Shining Trumpet
88(4)
Joe Turner, Unmoved Mover
92(3)
The Egg in the Meatloaf
95(6)
Songs Your Mother Never Sang
101(5)
Art Pepper, 1926--1982
106(2)
Sonny Stitt, 1924--1982
108(11)
Woody Herman
Off the Road
111(5)
A Fan's Fan
116(3)
Clarinets on Top
119(3)
Virtuoso Entertainment
122(3)
Motor City Classicist
125(3)
Stan Getz's Transfusion
128(4)
Hard Again
132(4)
The Jazz Singer
136(3)
Gypsy Soul
139(7)
Jolson's Greatest Heir
146(6)
Kind of Miles
152(4)
Wynton Marsalis and Other Neoclassical Lions
156(5)
The Latest Scat
161(5)
Return of the Organ Grinder
166(2)
Technicolor Repertory
168(3)
The Education of David Murray
171(12)
Illinois Jacquet
Flying in Place
178(3)
Jacquet Expands
181(2)
Life after Death
183(6)
School for Moderns
189(3)
Gunslinger, Phase Two
192(2)
Eclecticism: Ancient to the Future
194(7)
Chilled Classics and the Real Thing
201(6)
The Limits of Global Unity
207(4)
Carmen on Holiday
211(39)
Thelonious Monk
In Walked Monk
214(6)
Rhythm-a-ning
220(5)
Frank Sinatra
An Appreciation
225(7)
For Collectors
232(3)
Harmolodic Hoedown
Ornette's Coloring Book
235(7)
Speaking in Thumbs
242(8)
Not for Dancers Only
250(9)
The Definitive Bill Harris
259(3)
The Return of New Orleans
262(5)
Euphoria
267(3)
Orchestral Jazz
270(9)
Afterword: An Orchestra is Born 279(8)
Index 287

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