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Legends of Jazz

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This elegant volume presents a portrait gallery of 50 eminent musical legends, from Jelly Roll Morton, perhaps the inventor of the art form, to contemporary axman Joe Lovano, who contributes a foreword. Each figure is featured in handsome vintage photographs and a pithy, revealing biography.

Portraits include:
Louis Armstrong   *   Sidney Bechet   *   Bix Beiderbecke   *   Duke Ellington   *   Fats Waller   * Benny Goodman   *   Billie Holliday   *   Charlie Parker   *   Dizzy Gillespie   *   Thelonious Monk   *   Sarah Vaughn   * Miles Davis   *   John Coltrane   *     Chet Baker   *   Wynton Marsalis   *   and many more!

 

Bill Milkowski is a New York-based freelance writer who has contributed to several publications, including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Bass Player, Guitar Player, Modern Drummer, Absolute Sound, and many others. He is also the author of JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius, Swing It! An Annotated History of Jive, and Rockers, Jazzbos & Visionaries. Milkowski was named Writer of the Year for 2004 by the Jazz Journalists Association.

 

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