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              Cats Of Any Color: Jazz, Black And White
                

              Cats Of Any Color: Jazz, Black And White (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              In candid interviews, jazz players, composers and critics share their thoughts on how racism has affected their lives. Gene Lees points out that many jazz musicians have been at least in part Native Americans, but the Indian contribution has never been acknowledged.

              ISBN 9780306809507
              Published 29 December 2000 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White
               

              Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              This study looks at the pervasiveness of racism in jazz's past and present - both the white racism that long ghettoized the music and generations of talented black musicians, and the increasingly virulent reverse racism aimed at white jazz musicians.

              ISBN 9780195102871
              Published 1 January 1996 by Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman
               

              Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              Woody Herman was a central figure in the development of jazz. This biography follows his rise to prominence in the 1930s as leader of the band that plays the blues , through success in the 1940s , when bebop rapidly developed, to the ultimate tragedy that broke Herman's career.

              ISBN 9780195115741
              Published 1 January 1998 by Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Jazz: America's Classical Music
                

              Jazz: America's Classical Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sales, Grover; Foreword by Lees, Gene

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              This is an introduction and guide to jazz. The author tells of the lives and music of Ellington, Tatum, Hawkins, Coltrane, Parker, Hines, Goodman, Armstrong, and many others. There is a mix of facts, anecdotes and interpretations and a discography of recommended recordings.

              ISBN 9780306804915
              Published 22 August 1992 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Singers and the Song II
               

              Singers and the Song II (Paperback)

              By Lees, Gene

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              Gene Lees is regarded by many as the best jazz essayist in America. The book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song , which appeared in 1987. Here, this classic work is released in an expanded edition with new essays.

              ISBN 9780195122084
              Published 1 February 2000 by Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Friends Along the Way: A Journey Through Jazz
               

              Friends Along the Way: A Journey Through Jazz (Hardback)

              By Lees, Gene

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              This title offers minibiographies of 15 figures from the jazz world - some of them jazz greats, some lesser-known figures, and some up-and-comers. Combining conversations and memoirs with critical commentary, Lees's profiles should captivate jazz fans, performers and historians a ...

              ISBN 9780300099676
              Published 15 October 2003 by Yale University Press
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              Singers and the Song
               

              Singers and the Song (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              The author, himself a successful lyricist and singer, gives an informed view of some of the great figures of popular song, among them Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf, Sarah Vaughan, and Johnny Mercer.

              ISBN 9780195060874
              Published 1 January 1996 by Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini
               

              Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Mancini, Henry; With Lees, Gene

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              Best known for the 'dead-ant' theme to the Pink Panther films, Henry Mancini also compesed the music to peter Gunn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Touch of Evil and many more. Mancini amassed 20 Grammy awards and more nominations than any other composer.

              ISBN 9780815411758
              Published 17 December 2001 by Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,
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              Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing
               

              Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated Edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              This biography delves into Peterson's career to help paint a potrait of this musical legend . It is based on extensive interviews and provides an exploration of Peterson's music, a fusion of swing and bop styles that overhauled jazz as we know it.

              ISBN 9780815410218
              Published 1 August 2000 by Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,
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              You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat
                

              You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat (Hardback, New title)

              By Lees, Gene; Foreword by Hentoff, Nat

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              In this volume, a jazz chronicler writes of his encounters with four great black musicians - Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton and Nat King Cole. Equal parts memoir, oral history and commentary, each of the main chapters is a minibiography.

              ISBN 9780300089653
              Published 14 November 2001 by Yale University Press
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