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  • ISBN 0195055888
  • ISBN13 978-0195055887
  • Language English
  • Author Bill Crow
  • Publisher Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (May 17, 1990)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats lrf azw doc mbr
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • Size ePub 1788 kb
  • Size Fb2 1613 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 153

When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, amid the laughter, "Somebody ought to write these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from interviews, biographies and autobiographies, the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, and his own columns to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, stage fright, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is and suggests why it gives its devotees a kick like no other. In addition, it offers extended sections on jazz greats such as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music.

Crow's composition, "Jazz Anecdotes," salutes the spirit of Count Basie's band, while his "Tarrytown" is a lush ballad showcasing the leader first. The only odd thing about this Japanese CD is that only eight of the 12 tracks are listed on the mini-LP jacket - not exactly intelligent packaging.

Crow's composition, "Jazz Anecdotes," salutes the spirit of Count Basie's band, while his "Tarrytown" is a lush ballad showcasing the leader first. But the intimate sound of this very well-knit quartet throughout the sessions make this a warmly recommended title for fans of swing, bop, or cool jazz.

Everything you hoped to hear about what really goes on. Bill Crow has done i.assembled THE collection of all collections of jazz stories from the earliest times until almost the end of the 20th century. Here are some examples: Cannonball Adderly told Nat Hentoff: A young tenor player was complaining to me that Coleman Hawkins made him nervous. Man, I told him Hawkins was supposed to make him nervous!

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With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from interviews, biographies and autobiographies, the remarkable collection of oral histories. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from interviews, biographies and autobiographies, the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, and his own columns to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, amid the laughter, "Somebody ought to write these down!"

Xiv, 350 pages ; 25 cm. "Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from many sources, including the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers Unive.

Xiv, 350 pages ; 25 cm. "Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from many sources, including the remarkable collection of oral histories compiled by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around such general topics as teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname - Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really i.

When Bill Crow's book was published in 1990 it became an instant classic. JAZZ ANECDOTES makes for fun and informative light reading for jazz fans. It is perfect for the bathroom or the bed-side table. Now I am in pain with sore ribs from reading its successor.

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When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with.

When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, "Somebody ought to wrie these down " With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has.

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Doulkree
Everyone knows who Armstrong is. Not everyone knows who Zoot is. But if you read JAZZ ANECDOTES you will learn that Zoot is Zoot Sims. Besides being a superb but underappreciated tenor sax player, Zoot was a fun-loving, witty character - as were many jazz musicians. JAZZ ANECDOTES collects hundreds of examples of the humor, high-jinks, and humanity of the jazz community - from the famous (such as Louis Armstrong), to the not-so-famous (such as Zoot Sims), to the now almost forgotten (such as Wingy Manone). (Wingy got his nickname after he lost one arm as a boy in a streetcar accident in New Orleans; Joe Venuti once gave Wingy one cufflink as a birthday present.)

The entries are arranged in chapters, either according to topic (e.g., "On the Road", "Cutting Contests", or "52nd Street") or individual musician (e.g., Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Parker, or Dizzy Gillespie). They are connected by unobtrusive but intelligent commentary by Bill Crow, the long-time jazz bassist who compiled the compendium.

JAZZ ANECDOTES makes for fun and informative light reading for jazz fans. It is perfect for the bathroom or the bed-side table. Here are a few brief samples:

* Shortly after Louis Armstrong's long-time valet Doc died, someone asked Louis what had been wrong with Doc. Louis looked at him with a sad face and said, "What was wrong with Doc? Man, when you die, EVERYTHING is wrong with you!"

* Lester Young had to hire a fill-in drummer for a gig. The fellow wasn't fitting in well. During a break, the drummer, trying to make conversation, asked, "Say, Prez, when was the last time we worked together?" "Tonight", sighed Young.

* George Shearing, now 91, is the among the last in a distinguished line of blind jazz pianists. Late in his career, he, like many performers, offered CDs for sale in the lobby. He would pump them from the stage: "Remember, profits from these sales will go to help the blind. Not many of the blind, mind you." Shearing once defined "endless love" as "a tennis match between me and Ray Charles."

* A bum once accosted Al Cohn at the bus terminal and asked for a dollar to buy a drink. Al reached for his wallet, but then said, "Wait a minute. How do I know you won't spend this on food?" Al, of course, understood full well the yen. When a bartender asked him, "What'll you have?", Al would reply, "One too many".

* Between an all-day recording session and a night-time club date, Zoot Sims was sitting in a bar, complaining that he was exhausted and yet he still had a whole performance to get through. A woman offered him a Dexedrine spansule and, because she thought they were pretty strong, she suggested that he do what she did and "open one up and pour some of it out". "Pour some of it out!," exclaimed Zoot. "Are you crazy? Don't you know that there are people SLEEPING in Europe?"
Mash
Bill Crow is a wonderful storyteller and his two books show tremendous insight into the lives of jazz musicians from back in the day. All stories are good clean fun and they're great to read over and over again. His other book, From Birdland to Broadway, is equally good and recommended if you like this one. I used to have the first edition from the 90's and this one has a few new anecdotes but it doesn't matter. The original ones he had to share are wonderful as he's all about showing the human side of jazz musicians. If you really like his books then you can follow him on Facebook where he's been posting great photos of musicians, i.e. Zoot Sims playing pool etc.

Classic book.
Fomand
If you're interested in the history of jazz, this has lots of old familiar stories as well as new ones with some vary obscure references as well. Crow has spent some time researching the archives. I enjoyed how different folks reflect on a well known figure with contrasting assessments of their character. And now I have a couple of new anecdotes to pass on to my mates... have you heard the one about 'screw it... let's play in four!"
Voodoosida
I had to read this book for my intro to Jazz class. Ill admit that when the professor told me I had to read another book on top of my textbook I wasn't all that thrilled especially when its 300+ pages. However I am so glad I did read this book. I'm a huge music fan who enjoys watching documentaries about artist and shows like behind the music. This book is an intensive collection of stories from all aspects of Jazz to specific musicians. If you enjoy good stories or Jazz you will enjoy this book. Glad it was a mandatory read, my only knock on the book is that perhaps it could've had a longer chapter on Louis.
Brol
The best collection of jazz stories ever, expanded and updated. If you don't already have this memorized, jump on it. Bill was there, and tells the stories right.
Cha
I'll keep it short and sweet. I needed this book for a class I was taking and so I honestly didn't think it would be a very interesting book. I cracked it open and started reading it a bit and I was laughing after a few pages in! Some of the anecdotes are very, very hilarious and interesting! It is one thing to listen to the music of these influential musicians but it is something else to actually hear what jazz was to them and the very interesting situations they would get in to because of it! Even if you're not a jazz enthusiast, like me, you can definitely enjoy the contents of this book. I would definitely recommend.
Cerekelv
Five stars for Bill Crow's great book, one star for whoever supervised the scanning into digital format and didn't bother to proofread. "Count Basic" on EVERY citation. I got nervous every time the text referred to Eddie Condon. Still, kinda like finding an old friend with a few new stories to tell. I loaned my old hard copy to a local big band leader I played for and when I asked for it back he said he didn't remember seeing it. Somehow fitting...
Another great book from Bill Crow!!!