Dizzy Gillespie: the Bebop Years 1937-1952 Dizzy Gillespie - The Bebop Years 1937-1952 by Ken Vail
  

Dizzy Gillespie: the Bebop Years 1937-1952 Dizzy Gillespie - The Bebop Years 1937-1952

Written by Ken Vail
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Part of the Ken Vail's Jazz Itineraries Series

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Synopsis

Dizzy Gillespie: the Bebop Years 1937-1952 Dizzy Gillespie - The Bebop Years 1937-1952 by Ken Vail

The Jazz Itineraries series, a new format based on Ken Vail's successful Jazz Diaries, charts the careers of famous jazz musicians, listing club and concert appearances with details of recording sessions and movie appearances. Copiously illustrated with contemporary photographs, newspaper extracts, record and performance reviews, ads and posters, the series provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the greatest jazz musicians of our times. No.1 in the series, Dizzy Gillespie: The Bebop Years 1937?1952, chronicles Dizzy?s life from his early struggles, through the birth of bebop, the demise of his first big band, up to his departure for France in 1952.

Reviews

Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie are separate 100 page books presenting a chronological listing of performance dates and locations for these artists...if any of these is among your favorites you'll certainly spend a few hours following their travels with these books. In The Groove Like cracking a scrapbook from the '40s...plastered with period photographs, newspaper articles, concert and record reviews...a fun and contextual perspective for listening and investigating as well as a window into the life and times of [Dizzy Gillespie]. JazzTimes Magazine A well-referenced scrapbook, a collage of facts and contemporary reviews that is a pleasure to read yet visually satisfying, too. New Orleans Music All three paperbacks make for fascinating reading, whether you start at the beginning or read random pages...these book are terrifically entertaining to read... The Mississippi Rag A serious study resource and an eccentric delight. The Jazz Rag

About the Author

Ken Vail trained as a graphic designer and for 25 years developed his own graphic design business. The company moved from corporate work into publishing, specialising in designing highly illustrated educational books. In 1996 Ken Vail retired from the business to indulge his life-long interest in jazz. He self-published his first book, Jazz Milestones, which was critically acclaimed, leading to commissions for a series of Jazz Diaries which yielded Bird?s Diary, Lady Day?s Diary, Miles? Diary, and the two-part Duke?s Diary. Vail is now working on the new series of Jazz Itineraries and a scrapbook of the Swing Era.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Ken Vail
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Publisher

Scarecrow Press

Publication date

19th November 2003

ISBN

9780810848801


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