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Thomas Hardy Listens to Louis Armstrong

Author: Andrew Shields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908998446


Page: 84

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Poetry. Music. When Thomas Hardy listens to Louis Armstrong, music reaches out to poetry across centuries and oceans. Here, a "dreamer at a loss" passes notes to a classmate, "cards of absolute equivocation" that "run through all the scales in all the keys," from "a man of many hats" to Osip Mandelstam's tambourine, from the dream of a monk to a broken traffic light.

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Author: Thomas Brothers,Thomas David Brothers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393065820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 594

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Picking up where Louis Armstrong's New Orleans left off, this biographical account of the legendary jazz trumpet virtuoso highlights the historical role Armstrong played in the creation of modern music and also his encounters with racism.

All Dat New Orleans: Eating, Drinking, Listening to Music, Exploring, & Celebrating in the Crescent City

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575491

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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The ultimate compendium of the best bars, restaurants, and more in New Orleans For New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary in 2018, when millions will travel to the city to celebrate, Michael Murphy presents his fifth book about his adopted and beloved home. But with a booming tourism industry and boundless local culture, knowing where to start in New Orleans can be as difficult as packing up to leave. In addition to selected material from Murphy’s Eat Dat, Fear Dat, and Hear Dat, brand new chapters explore shopping, creeping around, fitting in, and celebrating—for natives and travelers alike. All Dat presents the city’s absolute best of the best, in a charming, one-of-a kind guide. All Dat is an essential and quirky resource that explains customs, explores history, and navigates you through the most vibrant city in the country. More than just a guidebook, All Dat is a study and celebration of everything that makes New Orleans so special.

Listen to the Blues

Author: Bruce Cook

Publisher: Robson Books Limited


Category: Blues (Music)

Page: 263

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Cape Clear

New & Selected Poems

Author: Theodore Deppe

Publisher: Salmon Publishing

ISBN: 9781903392287

Category: Poetry

Page: 89

View: 544

Trumpet Story

Author: Bill Coleman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349099813

Category: Music

Page: 278

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Bill Coleman was one of the most important jazz trumpeters of the swing era. Born in France in 1909, he moved to New York in 1927. Over the next few years he made his name playing with many of the top bandleaders, including Luis Russell, Benny Carter and Fats Waller. In 1935 he returned to France and performed with Lucky Millinder. He spent the war years in New York, playing with, among others, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams, Sy Oliver and Billy Kyle, before returning to Paris in 1941 to lead his own band. Bill Coleman toured widely and the book contains fascinating anecdotes about his trips to India, Egypt, the Philippines and Japan. He died in 1981 and Trumpet Story was published in French in that year.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

Author: Alan Goble

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110951940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1039

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A Guitarist's Treasury of Song


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609740610

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 6051

This huge collection of traditional and folk tunes includes song catergories such as love songs, songs of the sea, fun songs, train songs, sentimental songs, and songs based on historic events. Written in simple leadsheet format with complete lyrics and chord symbols, this collection is perfect for gatherings around the campfire or as a general sourcebook. Author/compiler Jerry Silverman contributesprogram notes for the more obscure tunes in this exhaustive anthology of American song

Understanding Music

Past and Present

Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940771335

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 6901

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1972: Title Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1074

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Secret Historian

The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Author: Justin Spring

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation. Secret Historian is a 2010 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Sing Out

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Glorious Days and Nights

A Jazz Memoir

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604738456

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Glorious Days and Nights is a personal account of the fifty-year career of jazz photographer Herb Snitzer, with a special focus on his years in New York City from 1957 to 1964. A photojournalist for Life, Look, and Fortune, Snitzer was the photo editor and later associate editor of the influential jazz magazine Metronome. During the 1960s, politics, race, and social strife and unrest swirled in Snitzer’s life as a working artist. But throughout the bus boycotts, demonstrations, civil and racial unrest, what remained constant for him was jazz. Snitzer recalls what it was like to go on the road with these musicians. His reflections run the gamut from serious meditations on his development as a young photographer working with musicians already of great stature to more conversational recollections of casual moments spent having fun with the jazz artists many of whom became close friends. This book includes Snitzer’s very best jazz photographs. He reveals the essences of the artists, their struggles, joys, and pains. A number of Snitzer’s jazz images have become iconic, including Louis Armstrong with the Star of David, Lester Young at The Five Spot Café in New York City, John Coltrane reflected in a mirror, Thelonious Monk with piano keys reflected in his sunglasses, and Miles Davis at Newport. With eighty-five black and white images of jazz giants, Glorious Days and Nights provides a long-awaited testimony to the friendships and artistry that Snitzer developed over his remarkable career.

Jazz Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jazz

Page: N.A

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Moving to Higher Ground

How Jazz Can Change Your Life

Author: Wynton Marsalis,Geoffrey Ward

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588368119

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 1588

“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business and understanding what it means to be American in the most modern sense.” –Wynton Marsalis In this beautiful book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis explores jazz and how an understanding of it can lead to deeper, more original ways of being, living, and relating–for individuals, communities, and nations. Marsalis shows us how to listen to jazz, and through stories about his life and the lessons he has learned from other music greats, he reveals how the central ideas in jazz can influence the way people think and even how they behave with others, changing self, family, and community for the better. At the heart of jazz is the expression of personality and individuality, coupled with an ability to listen to and improvise with others. Jazz as an art–and as a way to move people and nations to higher ground–is at the core of this unique, illuminating, and inspiring book, a master class on jazz and life by a brilliant American artist. Advance praise for Moving to Higher Ground “An absolute joy to read. Intimate, knowledgeable, supremely worthy of its subject. In addition to demolishing mediocre, uniformed critics, Moving to Higher Ground is a meaningful contribution to music scholarship.” –Toni Morrison “I think it should be in every bookstore, music store, and school in the country.” –Tony Bennett “Jazz, for Wynton Marsalis, is nothing less than a search for wisdom. He thinks as forcefully, and as elegantly, as he swings. When he reflects on improvisation, his subject is freedom. When he reflects on harmony, his subject is diversity and conflict and peace. When he reflects on the blues, his subject is sorrow and the mastery of it–how to be happy without being blind. There is philosophy in Marsalis’s trumpet, and in this book. Here is the lucid and probing voice of an uncommonly soulful man.” –Leon Wieseltier, literary editor, The New Republic “Wynton Marsalis is absolutely the person who should write this book. Here he is, as young as morning, as fresh as dew, and already called one of the jazz greats. He is not only a seer and an exemplary musician, but a poet as well. He informs us that jazz was created, among other things, to expose the hypocrisy and absurdity of racism and other ignorances in our country. Poetry was given to human beings for the same reason. This book could be called “How Love Can Change Your Life,” for there could be no jazz without love. By love, of course, I do not mean mush, or sentimentality. Love can only exist with courage, and this book could not be written without Wynton Marsalis’s courage. He has the courage to make powerful music and to love the music so, that he willingly shares its riches with the entire human family. We are indebted to him.” –Maya Angelou From the Hardcover edition.

Brother West

Living and Loving Out Loud, a Memoir

Author: Cornel West


ISBN: 1458730026


Page: 396

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New York Times best-selling author Cornel West is one of America's most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West's penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, ''I've never taken the time to focus on the inner dynamics of the dark precincts of my soul.That is, until now.Brother West is like its author: brilliant, unapologetic, full of passion yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West's transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the ''death shudder''to why he embraced his calling of teaching over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, West illuminates what it means to live as ''an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas and a jazzman in the life of the mind.''Woven together with the fibers of his lifelong commitment to the prophetic Christian tradition that began in Sacramento's Shiloh Baptist Church, Brother West is a tale of a man courageous enough to be fully human, living and loving out loud.

The Blind Roadmaker

Author: Ian Duhig

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509809821

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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If the starting point for a number of poems in Ian Duhig's richly varied new collection is Sterne's Tristram Shandy, its presiding genius is the great eighteenth-century civil engineer, fiddler and polymath Blind Jack Metcalf - whose life Duhig here celebrates, and from whose example he draws great inspiration. Writing with an almost Burnsian eclecticism, Duhig explores urban poverty, determinism, social justice and the consolations of poetry and music on a journey that takes in everything from a riotous reimagining of Don Juan to the tragedy of Manuel Bravo (the Leeds asylum seeker from Angola who was forced to defend himself in court, and later took his own life). No poet today writes with such a sense of political and social conscience, and The Blind Roadmaker affirms Duhig's belief in poetry as a means of commemorating those who least deserve to be forgotten.

The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

What a Wonderful World

The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years

Author: Ricky Riccardi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307473295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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Traces the last twenty-five years of the life and art of Louis Armstrong, during which he recorded such hits as "Mack the Knife" and "Hello, Dolly," and collaborated with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.

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