Golden Age Of Jazz In Paris And Other Stories About Jazz
Xlibris Corporation, 2000
Leslie Gourse is a
well-known jazz historian, critic and biographer. A series of her articles
on women jazz instrumentalists won an ASCAP award. Her biography, Winton
Marsalis: Skain's Domain, received praise in The New York Times
Sunday Book Review. Her biography of Billie Holiday was chosen as one
of the best young adult books by the New York Public Library's Donnell
Library Branch. Straight No Chaser, her biography of Thelonius
Monk, was chosen one of the top two jazz books of 1998 by the leading
jazz magaine, Jazz Times. Her biographies of Nat King Cole, Unforgettable,
and Sarah Vaughan, Sassy, were nominated for Ralph J. Gleason Awards.
She has written hundreds of articles for magazines and newspapers on a
variety of subjects, including New York, social trends, contemporary life
styles, Paris, and Native Americans, though she is best known for her
writings on jazz.
Introduction: How I Became A Writer About Jazz;
The Golden Age of jazz In Paris, Including The Cat That Fishes, The Cow
On the Roof, & Other Clubs;
The Lost & Found Generation of Jazz Musicians; Bradley's Saloon, and
the Bell Tolls for Bradley's;
In The Heyday of the Studio Musician, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Start
A Big Band at the Village Vanguard;
George Wein, Jazz Festival Impressario, The Father of Jazz festivals,
Tells How He Built His Business;
Interview With Pharoah Sanders;
Melba Liston & Her Beloved Trombone;
Bobby Tucker, Accompanist;
Interview With Cedar Walton;
Interview with Jesse Davis, 1994;
100 Years of Jazz Piano;
Tenacious, Committed, Driven Women Jazz Players Keep Making Strides;
Up & Coming Jazz Singers;
Jewish Jazz Musicians Bring Their Traditions to the Jazz World;
Jazz Trumpet Is Hot?;
A Day In the Life of Dizzy Gillespie.
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