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Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues

Murray Talks Music Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues The year will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist a keen and iconoclastic social critic and a formidable interpre

  • Title: Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues
  • Author: Albert Murray Paul Devlin Gary Giddins Greg Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780816699551
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The year 2016 will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray 1916 2013 , who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist, a keen and iconoclastic social critic, and a formidable interpreter of jazz and blues Not only did his prizewinning study Stomping the Blues 1976 influence musicians far and wide, it was also a foundational text for Jazz at Lincoln CenThe year 2016 will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray 1916 2013 , who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist, a keen and iconoclastic social critic, and a formidable interpreter of jazz and blues Not only did his prizewinning study Stomping the Blues 1976 influence musicians far and wide, it was also a foundational text for Jazz at Lincoln Center, which he cofounded with Wynton Marsalis and others in 1987 Murray Talks Music brings together, for the first time, many of Murray s finest interviews and essays on music most never before published as well as rare liner notes and prefaces.For those new to Murray, this book will be a perfect introduction, and those familiar with his work even scholars will be surprised, dazzled, and delighted Highlights include Dizzy Gillespie s richly substantive 1985 conversation an in depth 1994 dialogue on jazz and culture between Murray and Wynton Marsalis and a long 1989 discussion on Duke Ellington between Murray, Stanley Crouch, and Loren Schoenberg Also interviewed by Murray are producer and impresario John Hammond and singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine All of thse conversations were previously lost to history A celebrated educator and raconteur, Murray engages with a variety of scholars and journalists while making insightful connections among music, literature, and other art forms all with ample humor and from unforeseen angles.Leading Murray scholar Paul Devlin contextualizes the essays and interviews in an extensive introduction, which doubles as a major commentary on Murray s life and work The volume also presents sixteen never before seen photographs of jazz greats taken by Murray.No jazz collection will be complete without Murray Talks Music, which includes a foreword by Gary Giddins and an afterword by Greg Thomas.

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    1. Exceptional insight. One of the few introductions that I have read in its entirety. His memories and experiences make the era and genre come alive. This book was a departure for me and I would recommend it to music lovers and historians alike. I won this in a giveaway


    2. "The freewheeling give-and-take in Murray Talks Music is robust and colorful enough to lay waste to any accusations of stodginess."-Gene Seymour on Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues in the Dec/Jan 2017 issue of Bookforum To read the rest of this review, go to Bookforum: bookforum/inprint/023_04/1


    3. An indispensable posthumous addition to the work of one of the finest American public intellectuals of the past half-century (and then some). Required reading for anybody wanting to understand jazz and blues musics at the philosophical level, beyond the surface level of aesthetic form.


    4. A genius, and his concept of "engagement with the briar patch" is useful today in and outside of the art world.


    5. Anyone wanting to know something or anything about jazz this is a book for that. With Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marseilles, and Duke Ellington names that most people recognized. I liked the interviews with John Hammond, Stanley couch, and my favorite Billy Eckstein who was a band leader and singer. If you can get a chance find a reproduction of any of his music and you will see what I mean. He was an awesome talent. I found this book to be a wonderful read and a good look at different jazz musicia [...]


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