"Jazz Anecdotes": A Report
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The paper provides a book review of "Jazz Anecdotes", by Bill Crow, which brings back the old days of the 1930s and 40s., for the most part, featuring some of the jazz musicians and bands now largely forgotten by today's generation. The paper explains that the review basically states that the sort of respect and warmth, even during competition for gigs is something that today's rap artists simply lack. The paper concludes that sadly, the era and the music and the musicians are largely gone now, remembered only in books like this.
From the Paper:"Our current generation is not nearly as interested in jazz as Americans were in the Twentieth Century. Despite the fact that jazz is a truly original American contribution to the world of music, there are fewer "jazz giants" and audiences than this book covers. Frankly, the best way to read and discuss this book is to find someone your grandfather's age- someone who still treasures 78 rpm and LP records that featured some of the people mentioned in this book- people now long forgotten. As the author explains at the outset, "If you want to play jazz for a living you either learn to laugh or you cry a lot" (Crow v). In these..."
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"Jazz Anecdotes": A Report (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 21, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/jazz-anecdotes-a-report-139139/
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