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  • Dancing in Your Headby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    As music columnist for The Nation , Gene Santoro has established himself as an important new critical voice, able to write well on a broad spectrum of popular music and jazz without losing touch with the cutting edge of today's music scene. About Nat "King" Cole, Santoro comments: "adjectives can't describe the swinging, ingratiating self-confidence... more...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    It's a clich? that the world is shrinking. As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that clich? takes on a real, but paradoxical, life: while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what's useful, and expand their idioms more rapidly.More and more since the 1960s, musicians,... more...

  • Myself When I am Realby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05

    Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th Century, and ranks with Ives and Ellington as one of America's greatest composers. By temperament, he was a high-strung and sensitive romantic, a towering figure whose tempestuous personal life found powerfully coherent expression in the ever-shifting textures of his music. Now,... more...

  • Highway 61 Revisitedby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited , acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz--not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes.As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, "If you don't... more...

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