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Verve: The Sound of America (Hardback)

Richard Havers, Herbie Hancock

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ISBN 10: 0500517142 / ISBN 13: 9780500517147
Edité par Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Verve signed practically every major jazz artist of the 1950s and 1960s and is home to some of the greatest music ever recorded. Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald all released records through Verve. This superb new volume presents some of the rarest records and unseen ephemera from the label that helped define the world of jazz. Hundreds of the best examples of iconic seven-inch, ten-inch, and twelve-inch records appear, along with publicity reports, news clippings, ledger books, telegrams, and contracts. The ultimate music guide, the book includes features on key artists as well as infographics and timelines that reveal the connections between leading artists and Verve. Looking beyond the music scene, the book discusses segregation in America, the missions to take jazz to Europe and the world, the clubs, the places, and the people who made jazz vital. Commentary from the biggest names in jazz today, including some of Verves own artists, complements the text. 1,200 illustrations in color and black and white. N° de réf. du libraire AA29780500517147

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Titre : Verve: The Sound of America (Hardback)

Éditeur : Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The entire story of jazz―from its earliest days in New Orleans to the 1970s and beyond―told through archival material from Verve, the genre’s most important label

Verve signed practically every major jazz artist of the 1950s and 1960s and is home to some of the greatest music ever recorded. Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald all released records through Verve.

This superb new volume presents some of the rarest records and unseen ephemera from the label that helped define the world of jazz. Hundreds of the best examples of iconic seven-inch, ten-inch, and twelve-inch records appear, along with publicity reports, news clippings, ledger books, telegrams, and contracts.

The ultimate music guide, the book includes features on key artists as well as infographics and timelines that reveal the connections between leading artists and Verve. Looking beyond the music scene, the book discusses segregation in America, the missions to take jazz to Europe and the world, the clubs, the places, and the people who made jazz vital. Commentary from the biggest names in jazz today, including some of Verve’s own artists, complements the text. 1,200 illustrations in color and black and white

About the Author:

Richard Havers is a consultant to Universal Music on jazz and has curated box sets including ?Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz and Ella Fitzgerald?: The Voice of Jazz. He has written extensively on the topic of 20th-century music and pop culture. His previous books include ?Verve, ?Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, and ?Sinatra.???????

Herbie Hancock is the great American jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer.

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