Dancing in Your Head

Dancing in Your Head : Jazz, Blues, Rock and Beyond

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This collection of brilliant essays by noted contemporary music critic Gene Santoro shows the full range of the American musical idiom. With jazz as his starting point, Santoro takes us from the blues of the Mississippi Bayou to Ellington to rock guitarists and finally to today's cutting edge. There are several pieces on Miles Davis, others on Ornette Coleman, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Mingus, and many more recent jazz musicians. Among the non-jazz figures featured are legendary blues singer Robert Johnson, godfather of soul James Brown, the Grateful Dead, and doyen of underground rock, Lou Reed. In its most recent pieces the book also gives powerful insights into the contemporary pop scene.show more

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  • Hardback | 319 pages
  • 149.35 x 215.9 x 31.5mm | 539.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019507887X
  • 9780195078879

About Gene Santoro

About the Author: Gene Santoro is music columnist for The Nation and covers music for The New York Daily News. He has written for The Atlantic, The Village Voice, Downbeat, and The New York Times.show more

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