At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

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$58.74
Publisher
University of California Press
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Pages
272
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 0.89 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520261136
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About the Author
Nat Hentoff is an internationally known jazz critic and the only critic ever designated a Jazz Master by the NEA. He is a regular columnist for Jazz.com and the Wall Street Journal, the United Media Newspaper Syndicate, and the Cato Institute, where he is a senior fellow. His many books include Jazz Country; Jazz Is; The Jazz Life; Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions; Living the Bill of Rights; and the forthcoming Is This America?
Reviews
"Opening doors for listening to and reading about jazz, this book will inform and entertain readers ranging from those who create jazz to neophyte listeners."--C.M. Weisenberg"Choice" (11/23/2010)
"Hentoff comes off as the cool uncle who weaves fascinating stories about historical figures. . . . His life is jazz history."-- (08/01/2010)
"A celebration of the music and its practitioners and challenges those who would read jazz the last rights."--All About Jazz (06/23/2010)
"Reading Hentoff, who personally befriended many of jazz's most legendary creators and has witnessed personally many of its landmark moments, is akin to listening to war stories from a still-sharp old uncle--except that Hentoff's stories are better."--Jazz Times (07/09/2010)
"Much like the musicians he loves and admires and who have given him direction in his life, Nat Hentoff has his own voice. It is warmly personal, authoritative, sometimes curmudgeonly."-- (09/14/2010)
"Hentoff is . . . an iconic jazz writer"-- (07/01/2011)