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Reading Jazz

Reading Jazz

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Edited by Robert GottliebAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert Gottlieb

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 1088 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 26, 1999
  • Price: $25.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-78111-0 (0-679-78111-0)
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Including over 100 selections and 1,000 pages, Reading Jazz is indispensable for anyone interested in jazz and its world. While no single volume can contain everything written about any significant subject, this book does manage to encompass a vast array of jazz figures, veiw points, events, and criticism. As the book's editor Robert Gottlieb described the evolving focus of the work: "I came to feel that in some informal way the book should reflect the history of jazz writing as well as the history of jazz." The result of his effort is a collection of autobiography, reportage, and criticism that manages to be both comprhensive and comprehensible to even novice students of the art form.Praise for Reading Jazz

“Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred, more vividly than any other jazz anthology to date.”—Chicago Tirbune

“The ideal gift for jazzniks and boppers everywhere. . . . It gathers the best and most varied jazz writing of more than a century.”—Sunday Times (London)

“By far the best thing of its kind ever published....If the reportage included in Reading Jazz is uniformly excellent, the autobiography is arguably better.”
The Wall Street Journal

[Reading Jazz is] a valuable introduction to the practice and history of jazz.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution