Louis Armstrong: An American Genius (Paperback)James Lincoln Collier (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 20 mm
"The definitive account of Armstrong's life. Collier is a tough, unblinkered critic."-The Washington Post
"By far the most thoughtful and articulate study to date of a much misunderstood titan of jazz."-The Nation
"A masterful critical biography-sophisticated in its contexts, shrewd yet sympathetic, rich in its supporting cast...and splendidly conscientious in the delicate balance between character and culture."-Kirkus Reviews
"The most comprehensive account yet of the man who all but invented swing."-Newsweek
"One of the most important jazz studies in recent years."-Callaloo
"An excellent introduction to the real 'Satchmo.'"-History Book Review
"It could be a long time before we are given a more detailed, comprehensive, perceptive, and human portrait of the great Satchmo."-Jervis Anderson, The New Republic
"Only with the publication of James Lincoln Collier's biography is a truly comprehensive critical study of Armstrong available. And a splendid one it is....Distinguished by sound logic, a generous breadth of understanding of music and people, and a writing style that is a model of clarity, economy, and grace....Collier's book joins that select group of biographies of Americans in the arts whose representatives are in themselves admirable works of art."-American Music
"Splendid....Distinguished by sound logic, a generous breadth of understanding of music and people, and a writing style that is a model of clarity, economy, and grace....Collier's book joins the select group of biographies of Americans in the arts whose representatives are in themselves admirable works of art."-American Music
"A superb book....It is thoughtful, intelligent, informative, provocative, and comprehensive."-Stephen L. Stone, University of Oregon
"This comprehensive, well-researched, highly readable biography deftly separates fact from myth in telling the rags-to-riches saga of Armstrong's life."-The Christian Science Monitor
"A detailed, provocative, intellectually stimulating, and skillfully written account-in fact, one of the most engrossing biographies of a jazz musician ever written."-Down Beat
"Impeccable scholarship, razor-sharp musical analysis, and lively, vibrant prose are the hallmarks of this groundbreaking biography of an American jazz legend."-Booklist
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