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Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990/304502
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date July 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195037579
ISBN-10 019503757X
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Original list price $22.95
Other format details university press
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Evaluates the performances and contributions of jazz musicians and entrepreneurs
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Whitney Balliett's new book contains many of the shorter pieces he has done for The New Yorker during the past ten years. (The pieces on the pianist Bill Evans and on the classic 1957 CBS television show, "The Sound of Jazz," have not been published before.) Balliett gives brilliant final summings-up of many of the irreplaceable musicians who died in the eighties, among them Count Basie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, and Cootie Williams. But he also offers penetrating assessements of young turks like Michael Petrucciani, Warren Vache, Howard Alden, and Wynton Marsalis. Jazz is passing through a recollective period, and Balliett takes long looks at the great Blue Note, Keynote, and Commodore reissue programs, the new jazz repertory groups, and the ambitious and wayward Grove Dictionary of Jazz. He puts his elegant glass on a Caribbean jazz cruise, on several different festivals, on the sad dissolution of the marvelous Gene Bertoncini-Michael Moore duo, and on the strange career of Miles Davis. And he gives us definitive essays on Bunny Berigan, Duke Ellington, John Hammond, Benny Goodman, Ben Webster, and the early lyrical jazz writer Otis Ferguson. Jazz fans and jazz musicians read Balliett because of his unrivalled ability to convey in words the very sound of their music. But people who don't know beans about jazz read him simply to relish his elegant and beautiful prose.

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With Hu Fang (other contributor), Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Michael Eddy (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (July 1, 1991)
9780195037579 | details & prices | List price $22.95
This edition also contains Hans Ulrich Obrist:: A Post-Olympic Beijing Mini-Marathon
About: Evaluates the performances and contributions of jazz musicians and entrepreneurs
Hardcover
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With Whitney Balliett | from Oxford Univ Pr (July 1, 1991); titled "Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990/304502"
9780195037579 | details & prices | List price $22.95
This edition also contains Goodbyes and Other Messages: A Journal of Jazz, 1981-1990/304502
About: Evaluates the performances and contributions of jazz musicians and entrepreneurs
Paperback
Book cover for 9783037640968
 
from Distributed Art Pub Inc (November 30, 2010); titled "Hans Ulrich Obrist: A Post-Olympic Beijing Mini-Marathon"
9783037640968 | details & prices | 158 pages | 4.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.95
About: On January 31, 2008, Swiss curator, critic and historian Hans Ulrich Obrist conducted a "marathon" of conversations in Beijing, after the example of his famous Serpentine Gallery marathons.

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