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Author Heining, Duncan, 1953-

Title George Russell : the story of an American composer / Duncan Heining
Published Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 373 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series African American cultural theory and heritage
African American cultural theory and heritage.
Contents From such beginnings -- On class and culture -- Cincy blues -- New York, NY -- A bird in Igor's yard -- Ballad of Hix Blewitt -- You are my sunshine -- Listen to the silence -- Living in an American time spiral -- It's about time -- On conceptual thinking
Summary "George Russell: The Story of an American Composer is the first biography of one of the greatest figures in jazz. Russell's story is interwoven with some of the most colorful characters in the history of the music - musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, and Gil Evans. Written with Russell's full cooperation and extensively researched, with interviews from friends, family members, musicians, associates, and commentators on jazz, the book reveals many valuable insights and previously unknown facts about Russell's life. Not only a biography, this volume also reflects and celebrates the evolution of modern jazz while presenting a re-evaluation of the relationship between jazz and classical music."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-361) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Russell, George, 1923-2009.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810869977 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0810869985 (electronic bk.)
9780810869974 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780810869981 (electronic bk.)