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  • Dancing in Your Headby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Highway 61 Revisitedby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99

    In this second collection of his essays, author Santoro explores how, as music criss-crosses the globe with ever-greater speed, musicians seize what is useful to them and expand their idioms more rapidly. His subjects include: Jimi Hendrix; Paul Simon; Charles Mingus; and Thelonius Monk. more...

  • Myself When I Am Realby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 22.99

    A pioneering bassist and composer, Mingus redefined jazz's terrain. He penned over 300 works spanning gutbucket gospel, Colombian cumbias, orchestral tone poems and chamber jazz, but got attention less for his art than his volatile behaviour. This biography offers a portrait of the musician. more...

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