Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

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Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520268906

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About the Author

Todd Decker is Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis.

Reviews

"Mr. Decker digs deeply into Astaire's creative process, anatomizing what went into each production. . . . Illuminating, richly detailed analysis."-- (07/09/2011)
"Delving into production schedules, credit sheets, cast lists, and other studio paraphernalia, Decker gives us a good look at Astaire-related activity behind the scenes."--New York Review Of Books (03/19/2012)
"Fascinating. . . . Much in Decker's account of Astaire's musicianship and the range of this talents in Music Makes Me may come as a surprise."-- (12/09/2011)
"A worthy addition to the books that have been inspired by the genius of Fred Astaire."--Reelzchannel Maltin On Movies (08/04/2011)
"A worthy resource. . . . Highly Recommended."-- (12/01/2011)
"Illuminating. . . . There is something of an unabashed joy in watching and hearing Astaire's routines, and Decker's book reflects that joy."-- (12/01/2012)
"Decker offers . . . fascinating observations to underscore the idea of Astaire as ardent listener and lover of all things 'jazz.'"-- (11/23/2012)