American musicians II: seventy-two portraits in jazz /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Balliett, Whitney.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Table of Contents:
  • Panassié, Delaunay et Cie (Hughes Panassié and Charles Delaunay)
  • For the comfort of the people (Joe "King" Oliver)
  • Ferdinand La Menthe (Jelly Roll Morton)
  • Le grand Bechet (Sidney Bechet)
  • The blues is a slow story (Henry "Red" Allen)
  • New York drummers (Tommy Benford, Freddie Moore, Sonny Greer)
  • Starting at the top (Jabbo Smith)
  • Light everywhere (Adolphous "Doc" Cheatham)
  • Fats (Fats Waller)
  • In the wilderness (Marie Marcus)
  • Sunshine always opens out (Earl Hines)
  • Out here again (Mary Lou Williams)
  • Coleman Hawkins
  • A good one-two (Jimmy McPartland)
  • Davy Tough
  • Even his feet look sad (Pee Wee Russell)
  • More ingredients (Bobby Hackett)
  • Hodes' blues (Art Hodes)
  • Benny (Benny Goodman)
  • Back from Valhalla (Jess Stacy)
  • Whatever happened to Mel Powell?
  • Big T (Jack Teagarden)
  • Three tones (Vic Dickenson)
  • Little jazz (Roy Eldridge)
  • Big Sid (Sidney Catlett)
  • The music is more important (Red Norvo)
  • Art Tatum
  • Wonder woman (Dorothy Donegan)
  • You must start well and you must end well (Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt)
  • Demi-centennial (Joe Bushkin)
  • Super-drummer (Buddy Rich)
  • First and last (Louis Bellson)
  • Pres (Lester Young)
  • Bird (Charlie Parker)
  • Dizzy (Dizzy Gillespie)
  • A difficult instrument (Buddy DeFranco)
  • Chanting with Buster (Jimmy Rowles)
  • Like a family (Modern Jazz Quartet)
  • Einfühlung (Ellis Larkins)
  • Being a genius (Erroll Garner)
  • Bob's your uncle (George Shearing)
  • Zoot and Louise (Zoot Sims)
  • The key of D is daffodil yellow (Marian McPartland)
  • Super chops (Dave McKenna)
  • The Westchester kids (Bob Wilber)
  • Easier than working (Dick Wellstood)
  • Aesthetic vitamins (Ruby Braff)
  • A day with the Duke (Duke Ellington)
  • Mingus at peace (Charles Mingus)-- A trombone mouth (Jimmy Knepper)
  • Joe Wilder
  • The answer is yes (Jim Hall)
  • An insouciant sound (Paul Desmond)
  • Here and abroad (Art Farmer)
  • Herr Professor (Walter Norris)
  • Poet (Tommy Flanagan)
  • A walk to the park (Elvin Jones)
  • Bright unison clarinets (Claude Thornhill)
  • Ten levels (Lee Konitz)
  • A true improviser (Warne Marsh)
  • Good, careful melody (Michael Moore)
  • A decent life (Gene Bertoncini)
  • Ornette (Ornette Coleman)
  • Cecil (Cecil Taylor).