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Author Zimmerman, Peter Coats, author, interviewer.

Title The jazz masters : setting the record straight / Peter C. Zimmerman.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  781.65 ZIMMERMAN    Check Shelf
Description xx, 289 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 269-276) and index.
Contents Before words -- A requiem for Cedar -- Blowin' in from Chicago : Clifford Jordan, Charles Davis, and Bob Cranshaw -- The big kahunas : Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry -- Old school : Sandy Stewart, Dick Hyman, and Bucky Pizzarelli -- On the scene : Bobby Porcelli and Valery Ponomarev -- The philosophers : David Amram and Ran Blake ; Local 802 : Jimmy Owens and Bill Crow -- Shells and whistles : Brad Terry and Steve Turre -- The mutual appreciation society : Mickey Tucker and Carol Sudhalter -- Something more : Steve Kuhn and Buster Williams -- The gentle giant : Yusef Lateef -- RIP, 2012-2020.
Summary "The Jazz Masters: Setting the Record Straight features twenty-one conversations with musicians who have had at least fifty years of professional experience, and several as many as seventy-five. In all, these voices reflect some seventeen hundred years' worth of paying dues. Appealing to casual fans and jazz aficionados alike, these interviews have been carefully, but minimally edited by Peter Zimmerman for sense and clarity, without changing any of the musicians' actual words. Five of the interviewees-Dick Hyman, Jimmy Owens, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, and Yusef Lateef-have received the National Endowment for the Arts' prestigious Jazz Masters Fellowship, attesting to their importance and ability. While not official masters, the rest are veteran performers willing to share their experiences and knowledge. Artists such as David Amram, Charles Davis, Clifford Jordan, Valery Ponomarev, and Sandy Stewart, to name a few, open their hearts and memories and reveal who they are as people. The musicians interviewed for the book range in age from their early seventies to mid-nineties. Older musicians started their careers during the segregation of the Jim Crow era, while the youngest came up during the struggle for civil rights. All grapple with issues of race, performance, and jazz's rich legacies. In addition to performing, touring, and recording, many have composed and arranged, and others have contributed as teachers, historians, studio musicians, session players, producers, musicians' advocates, authors, columnists, poets, and artists. The interviews in The Jazz Masters are invaluable primary material for scholars and will appeal to musicians inspired by these veterans' stories and their different approaches to music"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Jazz musicians -- United States -- Interviews.
Amram, David -- Interviews.
Blake, Ran -- Interviews.
Cranshaw, Bob -- Interviews.
Crow, Bill, 1927- -- Interviews.
Davis, Charles, 1933-2016 -- Interviews.
Hyman, Dick, 1927- -- Interviews.
Jordan, Clifford -- Interviews.
Kuhn, Steve -- Interviews.
Lateef, Yusef -- Interviews.
Owens, Jimmy, 1943- -- Interviews.
Pizzarelli, Bucky -- Interviews.
Ponomarev, Valery -- Interviews.
Porcelli, Bob -- Interviews.
Rollins, Sonny -- Interviews.
Stewart, Sandy, 1937- -- Interviews.
Sudhalter, Carol -- Interviews.
Terry, Brad -- Interviews.
Terry, Clark -- Interviews.
Tucker, Mickey -- Interviews.
Turre, Steve -- Interviews.
Williams, Buster -- Interviews.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
Amram, David. (OCoLC)fst00056215
Blake, Ran. (OCoLC)fst01473888
Cranshaw, Bob. (OCoLC)fst00031136
Davis, Charles, 1933-2016. (OCoLC)fst00082642
Hyman, Dick, 1927- (OCoLC)fst00075212
Kuhn, Steve. (OCoLC)fst00076189
Lateef, Yusef. (OCoLC)fst00225920
Owens, Jimmy, 1943- (OCoLC)fst01500818
Pizzarelli, Bucky. (OCoLC)fst00084341
Ponomarev, Valery. (OCoLC)fst00410705
Rollins, Sonny. (OCoLC)fst00101079
Terry, Clark. (OCoLC)fst00088027
Tucker, Mickey. (OCoLC)fst01444528
Turre, Steve. (OCoLC)fst00127991
Williams, Buster. (OCoLC)fst00058070
Jazz musicians. (OCoLC)fst00982205
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Other Form: Online version: Zimmerman, Peter C. Jazz masters Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2021 9781496837394 (DLC) 2021026153
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