Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia

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Product Details
Price
$104.40
Publisher
Greenwood
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
7.22 X 10.22 X 1.31 inches | 2.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780313301377

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About the Author
MICHAEL MECKNA is Professor of Music History at Texas Christian University. He is also the author of Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists (Greenwood, 1994).
Reviews
"[B]ring[s] together all the current knowledge of the man and his music."-Reference Reviews
"[T]his book has some useful features and is the first encyclopedia devoted to Armstrong."-Library Journal
"[T]his is the first encyclopedia devoted solely to the "Founding Father of Jazz." Meckna's authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia covers such topics as Armstrong's musical and personal life, his influence, his musical associates, and recordings....[s]cholars of music or American history will find much useful information in this encyclopedia....Libraries supporting study of jazz or 20th-century American history should acquire this work. Highly recommended. All levels."-Choice
"ÝB¨ringÝs¨ together all the current knowledge of the man and his music."-Reference Reviews
"ÝT¨his book has some useful features and is the first encyclopedia devoted to Armstrong."-Library Journal
"ÝT¨his is the first encyclopedia devoted solely to the "Founding Father of Jazz." Meckna's authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia covers such topics as Armstrong's musical and personal life, his influence, his musical associates, and recordings....Ýs¨cholars of music or American history will find much useful information in this encyclopedia....Libraries supporting study of jazz or 20th-century American history should acquire this work. Highly recommended. All levels."-Choice
?[B]ring[s] together all the current knowledge of the man and his music.?-Reference Reviews
?[T]his book has some useful features and is the first encyclopedia devoted to Armstrong.?-Library Journal
?[T]his is the first encyclopedia devoted solely to the "Founding Father of Jazz." Meckna's authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia covers such topics as Armstrong's musical and personal life, his influence, his musical associates, and recordings....[s]cholars of music or American history will find much useful information in this encyclopedia....Libraries supporting study of jazz or 20th-century American history should acquire this work. Highly recommended. All levels.?-Choice
?This encyclopedia is a comprehensive compendium of the life and work of one of the most influential and pervasive jazz entertainers of the twentieth century....[t]he only reference source focused solely on the legendary jazz trumpeter. Biographies on Armstrong abound, but Satchmo should become the premier quick-access source for information on his style, legacy, critical reception, films, writings, and recordings....[t]his is an excellent resource academic and large public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"This encyclopedia is a comprehensive compendium of the life and work of one of the most influential and pervasive jazz entertainers of the twentieth century....[t]he only reference source focused solely on the legendary jazz trumpeter. Biographies on Armstrong abound, but Satchmo should become the premier quick-access source for information on his style, legacy, critical reception, films, writings, and recordings....[t]his is an excellent resource academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin