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  • Weather Birdby Gary Giddins

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    The book covers the criticism of jazz critic Gary Giddins from 1990 to 2003. It includes a group of major pieces on such jazz players as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Mildred Bailey, Sonny Rollins and the Modern Jazz Quartet. more...

  • Bing Crosbyby Gary Giddins

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 10.99

    From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star. more...

  • Visions of Jazzby Gary Giddins

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 18.99

    Poised to become a classic of jazz literature, Visions of Jazz: The First Century offers seventy-nine chapters illuminating the lives of virtually all the major figures in jazz history. From Louis Armstrong's renegade-style trumpet playing to Sarah Vaughan's operatic crooning, and from the swinging elegance of Duke Ellington to the pioneering... more...

  • Celebrating Birdby Gary Giddins

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    Celebrating Bird is the groundbreaking and award-winning account of the life and legend of Charlie Parker from renowned biographer and critic Gary Giddins. Fully revised and with a new introduction, it is a portrayal of a jazz virtuoso whose gargantuan talent was haunted by his excesses and a view into the ravishing art of one of jazz?s most remarkable... more...

  • Satchmoby Gary Giddins

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    A valuable, jubilant look at a great man and artist.-New York Times Book Review more...

  • Young Man with a Hornby Dorothy Baker; Gary Giddins

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn?t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage, or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid. He started out in the slums of LA with nothing, and he ended up on top of the game in the speakeasies and nightclubs of New York. But while talent... more...

  • Jazzby Scott DeVeaux; Gary Giddins

    W. W. Norton & Company 2009; US$ 39.19

    A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors?a leading scholar and a respected critic. more...

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