The World of Count Basie ebook
by Stanley Dance
Selected discography": p. 357-370. Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-374) and index. Past and present members of Basie's band, and members of Jay McShann's group.
Selected discography": p. tell of their musical beginnings, their careers, the social and economic conditions under which they played, and their feelings about Basie and each other. Count Basie (bandleader and piano) - Jimmy Rushing (vocalist) - Lester "Prez" Young (tenor saxophone and clarinet) - Buck Clayton (trumpet and arranger) - Jo Jones (drums) - Eddie Durham (trombone, guitar,.
In 1980, his World of Count Basie came out, followed in 1981 by what he considered his master-work: The .
In 1980, his World of Count Basie came out, followed in 1981 by what he considered his master-work: The World Of Duke Ellington, a capstone to his writing career. He provided consultation to Jimmy Cheatham while the latter headed the jazz program at UCSD, and to Ken Burns while he was developing his documentary television series Jazz. His books and unpublished archives offer a latter-day historian documentary insight into the world of these black jazz musicians while maintaining some of the perspective of an outsider. Dance was a significant contributor to the development of critical jazz journalism and jazz history over more than 60 years.
Dance's "World of" books are incredibly essential to understanding the SWing Era, particularly this one and the "The World of Swing. What these are are rather educated, open interviews with major musicians in or around the Basie Band which center on THE MUSIC and the way it was played, rather than incidental personal anecdotes, tell all scandals or anything else.
The late Count Basie is one of the jazz immortals.
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The world of Count Basie. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The world of Count Basie from your list? The world of Count Basie. Originally published: New York : Scribner's Sons, 1980. Bibliography, p371-374. List of sound recordings p357-370. In this sociable and pioneering oral history of Basie and his band, Stanley Dance talks with the Count himself, Jimmy Rushing, Buddy Tate, Buck Clayton, Joe Williams, Jay McShann, Jo Jones, Dicky Wells, Lester Young, and a dozen others, who reminisce about each other, Kansas City jazz, and their legendary peers Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. With a rich flow of anecdote, opinion, and biographical information,and with striking photographs,this history both documents and assesses the legacy of Basie for American music. The Perseus Books Group.