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From Birdland To Broadway

Author : Bill Crow
ISBN : 9780199879731
Genre : Music
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In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen like Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, and, of course, Bird himself, looming large against jet black walls. Exotic live birds perched in cages behind the bar. The midget master of ceremonies, 3'9" Pee Wee Marquette, dressed in a zoot suit and loud tie, smoked huge cigars and screeched mispronounced introductions into the microphone. And the jazz-struck young Crow would park in the bleachers till 4 am, blissfully enveloped by the heady music of Bird, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and a host of other jazz giants. From Birdland to Broadway is an enthralling insider's account of four decades of a life in jazz. Bill Crow, journeyman bass player, superb storyteller, and author of the successful Jazz Anecdotes, here narrates many moving and delightful tales of the pioneers of modern jazz he played with and was befriended by. We find Dizzy Gillespie, with whom Crow, because of prior commitments, regretfully declined steady work, dancing at the Royal Roost, Stan Getz sadly teetering on the brink of losing himself to drugs, and Harry Belafonte (known then as "the Cinderella Gentleman") running a lunch counter in New York's Sheridan Square between music dates. And we also witness many of the highlights of Crow's career, such as in 1955 when the Marian McPartland Trio (with Crow on bass) was named "Small Group of the Year" by Metronome; Crow playing with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet at venues like Storyville in Boston and Harlem's Apollo Theater (where they appeared with Dinah Washington); and the tour of the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman, a journey that might have been a high point of Crow's travels abroad but was marred by Goodman's legendary mistreatment of his band. Moving beyond jazz clubs to the Broadway concert pit and a variety of studio gigs in the '60s, Crow encounters actors such as Yul Brynner and pop-rock acts like Simon and Garfunkel. From the great to the near-great, from Billie Holiday to Judy Holliday, Bill Crow's wealth of personal anecdotes takes the reader from Birdland, to the Half Note, to the Playboy Club, to the footlights of Broadway. This revealing book is a marvelous portrait of the jazz world, told by someone who's been there.
Category: Music

Lullaby Of Birdland

Author : George Shearing
ISBN : 0826460151
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pianist George Shearing is that rare thing, a European jazz musician who became a household name in the US, as a result of the "Shearing sound"—the recordings of his historic late 1940s quintet. Together with his unique "locked hands" approach to playing the piano, Shearing's quintet with guitar and vibraphone in close harmony to his own playing revolutionized small group jazz, and ensured that after seven years as Melody Maker's top British pianist, he achieved even greater success in America. His compositions have been recorded by everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Miles Davis, and his best known pieces include "Lullaby of Birdland", "She" and "Conception". His story is all the more remarkable because Shearing was born blind. His candid reminiscences include a behind the scenes experience of New York's 52nd Street in its heyday, as well as memories of a vast roll-call of professional colleagues that includes all the great names in jazz.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In Bird Land

Author : Leander Sylvester Keyser
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds


Author : Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN : UOM:39015064134037
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Gilbert Hernandez' sensationally semen-drenched fantasia is still the hottest Eros comic of them all. With a delightfully deviant cast featuring driping exploits of two spunky strippers, an oversexed psychiatrist and her philandering husband.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Farther Afield In Birdland

Author : Oliver Gregory Pike
ISBN : CHI:086862781
Genre : Bird watching
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Category: Bird watching

Bird Land Echoes

Author : Charles Conrad Abbott
ISBN : UCAL:B3272233
Genre : Birds
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Category: Birds

American Newspaper Comics

Author : Allan Holtz
ISBN : OSU:32435082755414
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The most comprehensive guide to U.S. newspaper comics ever published
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Television Cartoon Shows

Author : Hal Erickson
ISBN : 0786422556
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This reference to TV cartoon shows covers some 75 years. In the ten-year period from 1993 through 2003, nearly 450 new cartoon series have premiered in the U.S"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

New York

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114603116
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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ISBN : MINN:31951P003149654
Genre : South Africa
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Category: South Africa

Down Beat

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ISBN : UOM:39015009705529
Genre : Jazz
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The contemporary music magazine.
Category: Jazz

The Comics Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111756198
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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The Aesthetics Of Pornography

Author : Peter Michelson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003881724
Genre : Aesthetics
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Presents the argument that pornography is a distinctive literary genre, providing insight into man's demonic side.
Category: Aesthetics

Chasin The Trane

Author : J. C. Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015064146387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the late, great American jazz saxophonist and composer, tracing his rise to international acclaim and to dominance of American jazz in the 1950s and early 1960s
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ISBN : IND:30000028457277
Genre : Arts
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The Amazing Joke Book

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ISBN : 0517691922
Genre : English wit and humor
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Hilarious collection of jokes, puns, riddles and tall tales.
Category: English wit and humor

Black Comedians On Black Comedy

Author : Darryl Littleton
ISBN : UOM:39015066735922
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes the history of Black comedy from slavery through blackface, vaudeville, and the chitlin' circuit, to the present, interspersing commentary and criticism with interviews with Eddie Murphy, Marla Gibbs, and Chris Rock.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Kenton Kronicles

Author : Steven D. Harris
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114055705
Genre : Jazz musicians
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Category: Jazz musicians