Leader of the Band

Leader of the Band : Life of Woody Herman

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Now comes the book that jazz lovers (and Lees's fans) have been waiting for - Leader of the Band, a vivid, full-scale biography of Woody Herman. Asked by Herman in 1986 to write his biography, Gene Lees has spent close to a decade working on it, interviewing many of Herman's childhood friends and lifelong acquaintances as well as numerous musicians.show more

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  • Hardback | 428 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 40.64mm | 771.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 16 pp halftones
  • 019505671X
  • 9780195056716

About Gene Lees

About the Author: Gene Lees is the author of many books on jazz and popular music, including Singers and the Song, Meet Me at Jim and Andy's, Waiting for Dizzy, and Cats of Any Color. He was formerly an editor of Down Beat, and is the publisher of Jazzletter (P.O. Box 240, Ojai, California 93024-0240).show more

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