by Gary Giddins
Hardcover, 632 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $35 |
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A companion volume to the landmark Visions of Jazz collects more than 140 writings celebrating jazz, with commentary on everything from modern jazz events and the current top musicians, to studies on the leading jazz figures of the past.
July 13, 2005 Author Gary Giddins remains an enthusiast, never giving up on jazz, an art form that has been declared near death for most of my listening life. Rather than criticize obscure records, he hunts for winners and presents his trophies.
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