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  • Weather Birdby Gary Giddins

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Weather Bird , a brilliant companion volume to the critically acclaimed Visions of Jazz , offers a superb collection of essays, reviews and articles. Gary Giddins brings together more than 140 pieces written over a 14-year period. Highlights include an astute look at avant-garde music ("Parajazz") and his challenging essay, "How Come Jazz Isn't Dead?"... more...

  • Visions of Jazzby Gary Giddins

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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 experiments... 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...

  • Young Man with a Hornby Dorothy Baker; Gary Giddins

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • After the Fireworksby Aldous Huxley; Gary Giddins

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.74

    From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley, comes his great novella, set in Rome, about a writer?s affair with a mysterious young fan?now back in print for the first time in the U.S. in more than seventy years and also featuring two other acclaimed short works, plus an original introduction from noted critic Gary Giddins.... more...

  • Murray Talks Musicby Albert Murray; Paul Devlin; Gary Giddins; Greg Thomas

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    The year 2016 will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray (1916?2013), who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist, a keen and iconoclastic social critic, and a formidable interpreter of jazz and blues. Not only did his prizewinning study Stomping the Blues (1976) influence musicians far and wide, it was also a foundational... more...

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