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Title Conversations in jazz : the Ralph J. Gleason interviews / edited by Toby Gleason ; foreword and introductory notes by Ted Gioia.
Author Gleason, Ralph J.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Description xv, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Call # 781.6509 G
Summary During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. These informal sessions, conducted mostly in Gleason's Berkeley, California, home, have never been transcribed and published in full until now. This remarkable volume, a must-read for any jazz fan, serious musician, or musicologist, reveals fascinating, little-known details about these gifted artists, their lives, their personas, and, of course, their music. Bill Evans discusses his battle with severe depression, while John Coltrane talks about McCoy Tyner's integral role in shaping the sound of the Coltrane quartet, praising the pianist enthusiastically. Included also are interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Jon Hendricks, and the immortal Duke Ellington, plus seven more of the most notable names in twentieth-century jazz.
Contents Foreword / by Ted Gioia -- John Coltrane -- Quincy Jones -- Dizzy Gillespie -- John Lewis -- Milt Jackson -- Percy Heath -- Connie Kay -- Sonny Rollins -- "Philly" Joe Jones -- Bill Evans -- Horace Silver -- Duke Ellington -- Les McCann -- Jon Hendricks.
Subject Gleason, Ralph J. -- Interviews.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Interviews.
Jazz -- History -- 20th century.
Jazz musicians. (OCoLC)fst00982205
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Addl. Author Gleason, Toby.
Gioia, Ted.
ISBN 0300214529 :
9780300214529 :

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