Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Café Society to Hollywood to Huac

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Product Details

Price
$34.74
Publisher
University of Michigan Press
Publish Date
Pages
277
Dimensions
5.75 X 0.75 X 8.75 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780472034475

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About the Author

Karen Chilton is a New York-based writer and actor, and the coauthor of I Wish You Love, the memoir of legendary jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne. Karen Chilton's website

Reviews

"[A] compact and engaging book . . . succinct and lucid. . . . Perhaps the highest compliment one can pay to this fine biography is that during the first 150 pages the reader is wondering why Scott isn't better known, at least in the jazz world. But by the story's end . . . the same reader knows exactly why, but is still likely to be singing her praises as a true trailblazer in African-American culture."
--JazzTimes
"A well-researched biography on an unnecessarily forgotten star."
--New York City Jazz Record

"Karen Chilton's highly-anticipated Hazel Scott is both elegant and eloquent."
--Wil Haygood, Author, King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

-- (01/14/2009)

"[A] compact and engaging book . . . succinct and lucid. . . . Perhaps the highest compliment one can pay to this fine biography is that during the first 150 pages the reader is wondering why Scott isn't better known, at least in the jazz world. But by the story's end . . . the same reader knows exactly why, but is still likely to be singing her praises as a true trailblazer in African-American culture."
--JazzTimes

-- (04/20/2010)

"Hazel Scott's life becomes an emotional roller coaster, still performing but largely out of the limelight. The author, while sympathetic to her subject, wisely tries to keep balance and avoid simplistic conclusions to describe an obviously complex and talented person."
--VJM's Jazz, www.VJM.BIZ

-- (09/29/2010)

"A well-researched biography on an unnecessarily forgotten star."
--New York City Jazz Record

--New York City Jazz Record (03/01/2011)

"This is an authorized and uncritical biography, but a major contribution to African American and gender studies in music..."
--ARSC Journal, Jeannie Pool

--Jeannie Pool "ARSC Journal "
"Luckily, we have Chilton's biography to help keep Scott's memory and her music alive."
--;/DIV>--Maya Gibson "Belles Lettres "

"Karen Chilton's highly anticipated Hazel Scott is both elegant and eloquent." --Wil Haygood, author of King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.