Swingin' on Central Avenue: African American Jazz in Los Angeles

Swingin' on Central Avenue: African American Jazz in Los Angeles

by Peter Vacher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538112441
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter Vacher has been lecturing and writing about jazz for more than fifty years. He has contributed to a wide variety of publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Guardian newspaper. His collaboration with clarinetist Joe Darensbourg on his autobiography inspired his research on African-American jazz in California. He is the author of two books of interviews with American jazz musicians, among them many who performed in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Epigraphs
Acknowledgments
Snapshot
Introduction
Chapter 1: Andrew ‘Andy’ Blakeney
Chapter 2: Gideon Joseph ‘Gid’ Honore, Jr
Chapter 3: George Robert Orendorff
Chapter 4: Nathaniel Jack ‘Monk’ Mcfay
Chapter 5: Floyd Payne Turnham, Jr
Chapter 6: Betty Hall Jones
Chapter 7: Mclure ‘Red Mack’ Morris
Chapter 8: Caughey Wesley Roberts II
Chapter 9: Chester C. Lane
Chapter 10: Isadore Leonidas ‘Monte’ Easter
Chapter 11: William King ‘Billy’ Hadnott
Chapter 12: Norman ‘Norm’ Leland Bowden
Chapter 13: John Richard ‘Streamline’ Ewing
Chapter 14: Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Thomas, Jr.
Chapter 15: Jesse John Sailes
Chapter 16: ‘Red’ Minor W. Robinson
Bibliography

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