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  • 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

    Gary Giddins is a columnist for the Village Voice and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Visions of Jazz. He is also the author of a biography of Bing Crosby. His work has won numerous prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, five ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards, and an American Book Award. He lives in New York City. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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