Singers and the Song II
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Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic work is being released in an expanded edition: Singers and the Song II. This volume includes famous selections from the original edition, including Lees' classic profile of Frank Sinatra, as well as new essays.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135.4 x 202.9 x 13.7mm | 258.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195122089
  • 9780195122084
  • 1,015,228

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"If the words 'They don't write songs like that anymore' have ever crossed your lips, this book is for you."--The New York Times Book Review"Each of these profiles is filled with personal details and anecdotes that could only come from a true insider."--The Nashville Timesshow more

About Gene Lees

Gene Lees is the author of many books on jazz and popular music, including Meet Me at Jim and Andy's, Waiting for Dizzy, Cats of Any Color, and Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman. He was formerly an editor of Down Beat and is the publisher of Jazzletter. He lives in California.show more

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