Book Review

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Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld

Read "Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld T. J. English 420 Pages ISBN: # 978-0-06-303141-8 William Morrow 2022 The subtitle of this not uninteresting history by T.J. English could well be “Sex, Drugs, Jazz, and the Mob," because, for the most part, that is what you get. It is a flawed book, in part because there are errors of fact, some awfully florid prose, a few egregious typos, and more than a little magical ...

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Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen by Peter Jones

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Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen by Peter Jones Peter Jones 368 pages ISBN: #978-1641606875 Chicago Review Press 2022 In his introduction to Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, author Peter Jones could hardly have drawn a more clear outline for his biography of Steely Dan's co-founder. As a result, it only stands to reason that Fagen's late creative partner and friend Walter Becker makes his first appearance around ...

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The Extraordinary Journey Of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography

Read "The Extraordinary Journey Of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography Jason Miles 311 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-955901-13-0 Book Writing Cube 2022 Some musicians are often better known for what they can do rather than what they can play. Take Les Paul for example. Although he was an excellent musician in his own right, he is sometimes recognized as much, or more, for his innovations in recording than his playing. Keyboardist Jason Miles would also ...

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Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist

Read "Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist Scott Yanow 291 Pages ISBN-13: # 978-1958324028 Amazon Pro Hub 2022 Meet the Sisyphus who rolled the rock all the way up the hill. His name is Scott Yanow. Yanow's is a name that should be known, if not well known, to the readers of this review. This raises the question, “Who is the audience for a book entitled, Life Through The Eyes ...

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Playing Jazz In Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hanoi

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Playing Jazz In Socialist Vietnam: Quyền Văn Minh and Jazz in Hanoi Stan BH Tan-Tangbau and Quyền Văn Minh 269 Pages ISBN: 9781496836335 University Press of Mississippi 2021 That an aspiring Vietnamese musician in this day and age can study jazz at conservatoire level in Hanoi, or jam three hundred and sixty-five days a year in a jazz club in the Vietnamese capital, is largely thanks to the lifelong efforts of saxophonist ...

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A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival

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A Song For Everyone: The Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival John Lingan 384 pages Pages ISBN: 978-0306846717 Hachette Book Group 2022 At least according to the back-cover blurbs, John Lingan conceived and executed his chronicle of Creedence Clearwater Revival as more than just the biography of a band. It is intended as a chronicle of the times in which the band existed. To the author's great credit, he is largely successful in his ...

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The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro

Read "The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic By Peter Shapiro" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic Peter Shapiro 352 Pages ISBN: 978-0306845185 Hachette Book Group 2022 By the time readers finish poring through the three hundred fifty-two some pages of The Music Never Stops, they may be asking themselves if they've ever read an autobiography so self-congratulatory. To be fair, though, Peter Shapiro may deserve his kudos no ...


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