Through their own words, Vacher tells their story in Los Angeles, offering along the way a close look at the role the black musicians union played in their lives while also taking on jazz historiography’s comparative neglect of these West Coast players.
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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
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