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Considering Genius Writings on Jazz

ISBN-10: 0465015123
ISBN-13: 9780465015122
Edition: 2007
Authors: Stanley Crouch
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Description: From the preeminent--and always controversial--jazz critic and intellectual firebrand Stanley Crouch, the long-awaited collections of essential essays on the great music and performers of the jazz world.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

From the preeminent--and always controversial--jazz critic and intellectual firebrand Stanley Crouch, the long-awaited collections of essential essays on the great music and performers of the jazz world.

Stanley Crouch is a contributing editor toThe New Republic,a Sunday columnist for the New YorkDaily News,and a frequent panelist onThe Charlie Rose Show.He is the author ofThe All-American Skin Game(which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award) andNotes of a Hanging Judge.For years a jazz critic and staff writer for theVillage Voice,he is Artistic Consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center. He lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.

Prologue: Jazz Me Blues
The Makers
Miles Davis in the Fever of Spring, 1961 1998
Bird Land: Charlie Parker, Clint Eastwood, and America 1989
Papa Dip: Crescent City Conquistador and Sacrificial Hero Louis Armstrong 1985
Not So Dizzy 1989
At the Five Spot Thelonious Monk 1977
Ahmad Jamal 1989
Himself When He Was Real: The Art of Charles Mingus 1994
Blues for the Space Age Ornette Coleman 2002
Titan of the Blues John Coltrane 1987
Andrew Hill's Alternative Avant-Garde 1984
Rooster Ben: King of Romance Ben Webster 1986
The Last of the Great Bandleaders Sun Ra 1982
Don't Ask the Critics: Ask Wallace Roney's Peers 2000
Duke Ellington: Transcontinental Swing 1998
Thoughts
Martin's Tempo 1992
The Late, Late Blues: Jazz Modernism 2004
Blues to Be Constitutional 1995
Body and Soul, 1983
Battle Royal
JazzTimes Columns: Introduction
Jazz Tradition Is Not Innovation January 2002
The Negro Aesthetic of Jazz October 2002
Coltrane Derailed September 2002
Jazz Criticism and Its Effect on the Art Form September 1986
Jazz's Own Sweet Time November 2002
Putting the White Man in Charge April 2003
Piano Prodigy May 2003
Detours Ahead
On the Corner: The Sellout of Miles Davis 1986
The Way It Was, The Way It Is
Come Sunday Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson 2004
The Presence Is Always the Point 2000
Live at the Village Vanguard Wynton Marsalis 1999
Epilogue
Index

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