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John Chilton (1) (1932–2016)

Autor(a) de Who's Who in Jazz

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15 Works 345 Membros 2 Críticas

About the Author

John Chilton divides his time between being a professional jazz trumpeter (accompanying singer George Melly) and writing books on jazz. He has written the standard works on Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, Louis Jordan and Coleman Hawkins as well as the definitive account of the careers of early jazz mostrar mais musicians. His original Who's Who of Jazz - Storyville to Swing Street has been through five editions since first appearing in 1970. He is one of the few Europeans to have won a Grammy award for writing on jazz and has been dubbed 'a master of the craft of research' by Down Beat magazine. mostrar menos

Obras por John Chilton

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Chilton, John James
Data de nascimento
1932-07-16
Data de falecimento
2016-02-25
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Ocupações
Musician
trumpeter
bandleader
Bookshop proprietor
jazz historian
Organizações
The Feetwarmers

Membros

Críticas

This is an excellent biography. Chilton's book covers Eldridge's career in truly amazing detail, often tracing week-to-week changes in venue and performing partners. The author, a trumpeter himself, discusses his subject's technical and improvisational achievements in ways that manage to address technique without drowning the reader in detail. There's much discussion, too, of Little Jazz's lifelong relationships with many musicians; the book portrays him as competitive, enthusiastic, driven, rather touchy, and generally likable. All the detail makes for a fairly long book, but it's well-written and quite readable.

Less detailed, but regularly touched upon are two subjects that are not directly jazz related but are clearly relevant--racial politics, and his long and apparently stable marriage. I'm rather curious about the marriage; Eldridge was often away from home for long periods and seems to have regularly had casual affairs. These are not really my business, of course, but the book tells enough to catch my interest. Vi Eldridge must have been a remarkable woman, but here she's not fully drawn.

Those reservations notwithstanding, this is an outstanding book.
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Assinalado
joeldinda | Jun 3, 2022 |
SOME WATER DAMAGE , BUT READABLE
½
 
Assinalado
leslie440 | Jan 6, 2012 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
15
Membros
345
Popularidade
#69,185
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
2
ISBN
57
Línguas
3

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