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Dexter Gordon: Portrait of a Sophisticated Giant

Read "Dexter Gordon: Portrait of a Sophisticated Giant" reviewed by S.G Provizer


Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Maxine Gordon 261 Pages ISBN: #9780520280649 University of California Press 2018 Maxine Gordon was the last of Dexter Gordon's several wives and she has written a biography of Gordon, a task with which he charged her before he died in ...

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More Than A Jazz Legend: Dexter Gordon and His Search For Personal Integrity

Read "More Than A Jazz Legend: Dexter Gordon and His Search For Personal Integrity" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Maxine Gordon 261 Pages ISBN: #9780520280649 University of California Press 2018 Dexter Gordon became a jazz legend in his own time. He played a key role in the bebop and hard bop movements, created an instantly recognizable style that ...

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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Read "Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Maxine Gordon 261 Pages ISBN: #9780520280649 University of California Press 2018 Dexter Gordon's place among those who created and performed some of the most influential music of the 1940s, 1950 and the early 1960s, when so many giants walked the ...

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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture Dale Chapman282 PagesISBN: 9780520279384 University of California Press 2018 What explains vibraphonist Stefon Harris giving a TED talk at a conference devoted to behavioral finance? Why would one of the world's largest investment banks sink $10 million into the New Orleans ...

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Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation

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Listening For The Secret: The Grateful Dead And The Politics Of Improvisation Ulf Olsson 184 Pages ISBN: 978-0520286641 University of California Press 2017 The Grateful Dead, possibly the most heavily documented band ever, was under one form of microscope or another from its inception in Palo Alto, California in ...

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The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History And The Challenge of Bebop

Read "The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History And The Challenge of Bebop" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History And The Challenge of Bebop Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. 240 pages ISBN: 978-0-520-24391-0 University of California Press 2013 A new book on pianist Bud Powell is something of an event. The first full length book on one of jazz's most dazzling ...


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