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The Musical World of J.J. Johnson - Studies in Jazz 35 (Paperback)
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The Musical World of J.J. Johnson - Studies in Jazz 35 (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 18/12/2001
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NOW IN PAPERBACK! J.J. Johnson, known as the spiritual father of modern trombone, has been a notable figure in the history of jazz. His career has embodied virtually every innovation and development in jazz over the past half-century. In this first comprehensive biography, filmography, catalog of compositions, and discography, the authors explore Johnson's childhood and early education, document his first compositions, and examine his classical roots, thereby creating a unique and powerful illustration of the composer's technical and stylistic development. New in the paperback edition is an Epilogue containing vital information about Johnson's suicide as well as an Index of Discography Titles.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810842472
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 204 x 141 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a welcome addition to jazz biography...offers important personal and musical insights into the life and career of a seminal innovator whose contributions to improvisation were critical to the development of the jazz trombone. * All Music Guide To Jazz *
...the first substantial biography and extended study of his musical development....This book will appeal to a variety of readers. Well documented and coherently presented, it is a work the historian can trust, with a wealth of material that establishes a cultural context for the events it describes...there are enough fascinating anecdotes and colorful interviews to make a good read for both the Johnson fan and the general jazz enthusiast. The many analyses provide a useful starting point for understanding Johnson's complex musical contribution...it will be the logical starting point for future studies of this creative American musician. * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association *
This book will certainly stand as the definitive Johnson study for a long time....recommended for jazz collections of all types. * CHOICE *
..this is more than a standard biography. The authors, both musicologists, have produced a very informative and often inspirational book...as thorough a coverage of a subject as one could ask. * Rapport *
No detail seems to have been left out...It is almost like looking inside the man himself. * The IAJRC Journal *
...fills a major gap in jazz studies...offers a provocative and comprehensive account of the makings of a jazz legend. * Record-Review *
This book offers an illustration of Johnson's technical and stylistic development, as well as a thorough catalogue of his compositions, film scores, and scores. * Reference and Research Book News *
...well written and fascinating study of jazz legend J.J. Johnson. Recommended. * Big Bands International *

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