Meet Me at Jim and Andy's

Meet Me at Jim and Andy's : Jazz Musicians and Their World

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Gene Lees, author of the highly acclaimed Singers and the Song, offers, in Meet Me at Jim & Andy's, another tightly integrated collection of essays about postwar American music. This time he focuses on major jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders. In a vivid series of portraits, Lees introduces the clientele of Jim & Andy's, one of the most popular New York musicians' haunts in the sixties. This unforgettable gallery of individualists included Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Art Farmer, Billy Taylor, Gerry Mulligan, and Paul Desmond among many others. Lees, himself a noted songwriter, writes about these musicians with vividness and intimacy. Far from being the inarticulate jazz musicians of legend, they turn out to be eloquent indeed as the inventors of a colorful slang that has passed into the American language.show more

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  • Paperback | 283 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195065808
  • 9780195065800

About Gene Lees

About the Author Gene Lees, editor and publisher of the respected Jazzletter (P.O. Box 240, Ojai, CA 93024) has written extensively for publications such as Stereo Review and Down Beat, of which he is a former editor. He is also a lyricist whose songs include Quiet Nights on Quiet Stars and Someone to Light Up My Life, and Yesterday I Heard the Rain.show more

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