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Product Description: Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941–1984) “the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.” Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century...read more
By Ron Forbes-roberts and Gene Lees (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9781574412109 | Univ of North Texas Pr, April 1, 2006, cover price $29.95

Paperback:

9781574412307 | Univ of North Texas Pr, February 28, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941–1984) “the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth.

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A life story of the esteemed lyricist offers insight into his complicated private life, discussing such topics as his Savannah childhood, Hollywood achievements, temperamental personality, and colleague partnerships.

Hardcover:

9780375420603 | Pantheon Books, October 26, 2004, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: A life story of the esteemed lyricist is an affectionate memoir by his close friend and fellow lyricist and offers insight into his complicated private life, discussing such topics as his Savannah childhood, Hollywood achievements, temperamental personality, and colleague partnerships.

Paperback:

9780634099298 | Hal Leonard Corp, February 1, 2006, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A life story of the esteemed lyricist offers insight into his complicated private life, discussing such topics as his Savannah childhood, Hollywood achievements, temperamental personality, and colleague partnerships.

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Product Description: Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918–86) and composer Frederick Loewe (1901–88) wrote some of the most successful musical shows on Broadway and in motion-picture history: Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon...read more

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9780803280403 | Bison Books, July 1, 2005, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918–86) and composer Frederick Loewe (1901–88) wrote some of the most successful musical shows on Broadway and in motion-picture history: Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon.

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In this wise, stimulating, and deeply personal book, an eminent jazz chronicler writes of his encounters with four great black musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, and Nat "King" Cole. Equal parts memoir, oral history, and commentary, each of the main chapters is a minibiography, weaving together conversations Gene Lees had with the musicians and their families, friends, and associates over a period of several decades.Lees begins the book with an essay that tells of his introduction to the world of jazz and his reaction to racism in the United States when he emigrated from Canada in 1955. The underlying theme in his book is the impact racism had on the four musicians’ lives and careers and their determination to overcome it. As Lees writes, “No white person can even begin to understand the black experience in the United States. . . . All [of the four jazz makers] are men who had every reason to embrace bitterness—and didn’t.” (view table of contents)

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9780300089653 | Yale Univ Pr, October 11, 2001, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: In this wise, stimulating, and deeply personal book, an eminent jazz chronicler writes of his encounters with four great black musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, and Nat "King" Cole.

Paperback:

9780803280342 | Bison Books, March 1, 2004, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger. Ranging from big bands to studio backings for singers, Lees brings his characteristic blend of personal and inside knowledge, keen reportage and trenchant criticism to bear on major figures in music arrangement...read more

Hardcover:

9780304704880 | Cassell, March 1, 2000, cover price $49.95

Paperback:

9780826457950 | Reprint edition (Continuum Intl Pub Group, October 1, 2002), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Thirteen original essays from one of the world's greatest jazz writers draw together observations on the craft of the arranger.

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The memoirs of award-winning composer Henry Mancini tell of the early struggles, first on the road, then in Hollywood, before the success of the theme for 'Peter Gunn' made him a recording star

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9780809244966 | Contemporary Books, October 1, 1989, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The memoirs of award-winning composer Henry Mancini tell of the early struggles, first on the road, then in Hollywood, before the success of the theme for 'Peter Gunn' made him a recording star

Paperback:

9780815411758 | Cooper Square Pub, January 1, 2002, cover price $18.95

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Essays from Gene Lees jazzletter offer profiles of jazz musicians, and look at the relationships between Black and white jazz musicians

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9780195084481 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Essays from Gene Lees jazzletter offer profiles of jazz musicians, and look at the relationships between Black and white jazz musicians

Paperback:

9780306809507 | Da Capo Pr, December 28, 2000, cover price $18.00
9780195102871 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 21, 1995, cover price $34.99

Presents a biography of band leader Woody Herman, from his childhood in Milwaukee, to his great success in the forties, to his death in 1987 (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780735104242 | Replica Books, February 1, 2001, cover price $36.25 | About this edition: Presents a biography of band leader Woody Herman, from his childhood in Milwaukee, to his great success in the forties, to his death in 1987
9780195056716 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $35.00 | also contains Diesel Technology Brakes | About this edition: A former editor of Downbeat magazine and a preeminent authority on jazz presents a full-scale biography of the band leader, from Herman's childhood in Milwaukee, to his great success in the forties, to his pauper's death in 1987.

Paperback:

9780195115741 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 17, 1997), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Presents a biography of band leader Woody Herman, from his childhood in Milwaukee, to his great success in the forties, to his death in 1987

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Product Description: Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780886191276 | Key Porter Books, June 1, 1988, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.

Paperback:

9780815410218 | Cooper Square Pub, June 1, 2000, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.
9781559581110 | Reprint edition (Prima Pub, November 1, 1991), cover price $14.95
9780886191290 | Key Porter Books, June 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Based on extensive interviews, Oscar Peterson is a well-informed and provocative exploration of Peterson's music.

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Product Description: A modern classic! Written by renowned lyricist Gene Lees, this book contains fascinating, creative and clear techniques for writing lyrics. Invaluable to the beginner, it will prove beneficial to professionals, poets, and teachers.

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9781575601960 | Revised edition (Hal Leonard Corp, June 1, 2000), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A modern classic!

By Gene Lees and Terry Teachout (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780815410379 | Cooper Square Pub, April 1, 2000, cover price $17.95

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Discusses lyric writing, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Julius La Rosa, Yip Harburg, Henry Warren, and Arthur Schwartz

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9780195115567 | Exp sub edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 7, 1998), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Discusses lyric writing, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Julius La Rosa, Yip Harburg, Henry Warren, and Arthur Schwartz

Paperback:

9780195122084 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 18, 1999), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Discusses lyric writing, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Julius La Rosa, Yip Harburg, Henry Warren, and Arthur Schwartz

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Product Description: This exclusive collector's box contains eight limited edition prints of the event posters commissioned for now-legendary jazz happenings at Aerobleu, including an evening with Dizzy Gillespie in '48 and one of Miles Davis's first Paris appearances in '49...read more

Hardcover:

9780811817615 | Chronicle Books Llc, October 1, 1997, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This exclusive collector's box contains eight limited edition prints of the event posters commissioned for now-legendary jazz happenings at Aerobleu, including an evening with Dizzy Gillespie in '48 and one of Miles Davis's first Paris appearances in '49.

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Product Description: Book by GENE LEES
By Gene Lees and John Reeves (photographer)

Hardcover:

9780771052002 | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, October 1, 1992, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Offers brief profiles of Dave Brubeck, Benny Carter, Herb Ellis, Maynard Ferguson, Milt Jackson, Marian McPartland, Carmen McRae, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, and Cedar Walton
9781895246308 | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, February 1, 1992, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Book by Lees, Gene; Lees; Reeves, John

Paperback:

9781895246407 | McClelland & Stewart Ltd, August 1, 1994, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Book by GENE LEES

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Presents profiles of fourteen jazz musicians, including Joe Venuti, Herb Ellis, Benny Carter, and Emily Remler, and describes the racial discrimination many have faced

Hardcover:

9780195056709 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 1, 1991, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Presents profiles of fourteen jazz musicians, including Joe Venuti, Herb Ellis, Benny Carter, and Emily Remler, and describes the racial discrimination many have faced

Paperback:

9780195079081 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 1992), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Presents profiles of fourteen jazz musicians, including Joe Venuti, Herb Ellis, Benny Carter, and Emily Remler, and describes the racial discrimination many have faced

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Looks at the Broadway songwriting team's complex professional relationship as well as glimpsing into their glamorous private lives and their friendships with other celebrities

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9780312051365 | St Martins Pr, November 1, 1990, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Looks at the Broadway songwriting team's complex professional relationship as well as glimpsing into their glamorous private lives and their friendships with other celebrities

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Product Description: Gene Lees, author of the highly acclaimed Singers and the Song, offers, in Meet Me at Jim & Andy's, another tightly integrated collection of essays about postwar American music. This time he focuses on major jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders...read more

Hardcover:

9780195046113, titled "Meet Me at Jim and Andy's: Jazz Musicians and Their World" | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, October 20, 1988, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A collection of essays on post-war American music highlights major jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders--including Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman--and offers a personal look at their lives and influential music

Paperback:

9780195065800 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 1990), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Gene Lees, author of the highly acclaimed Singers and the Song, offers, in Meet Me at Jim & Andy's, another tightly integrated collection of essays about postwar American music.

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Assesses the accomplishments of Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, and Sarah Vaughan, and explains how they made popular songs a genuine art form

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9780195042931 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1987, cover price $24.95 | also contains Djibouti: A Novel, Library Edition | About this edition: Assesses the accomplishments of Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, and Sarah Vaughan, and explains how they made popular songs a genuine art form

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9780195060874 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 30, 1989), cover price $22.95 | also contains The Lost Art of Happiness | About this edition: Assesses the accomplishments of Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, and Sarah Vaughan, and explains how they made popular songs a genuine art form

Lists of masculine, feminine, and three syllable rhymes as well as words that do not rhyme are accompanied by discussion on the technical aspects of writing a lyric

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9780895243171 | Revised edition (Cherry Lane Music, January 1, 1987), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Lists of masculine, feminine, and three syllable rhymes as well as words that do not rhyme are accompanied by discussion on the technical aspects of writing a lyric

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