American Music is
By (author) Nat Hentoff
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American Music is by Nat Hentoff
Book DescriptionWriting in a passionate and streetwise style all his own, Nat Hentoff transports us into the diverse worlds of musicians that hold one thing in common: America. In over sixty pieces Hentoff has assembled a mosaic that creates a vivid picture of the music scene as it leaps into the twenty-first century. From sweeping surveys of the roots of American music to vivid assessments of individual performers (including John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Joe Williams, Doc Pomus, Duke Ellington, Willie Nelson, and many more) Hentoff demonstrates once again why he is lauded as "a critic par excellence" (Publishers Weekly). American Music Is compiles the best of his essays into a potent reader, collecting his most illuminating writing on a broad range of topics. For those who love jazz, blues, country, gospel, or folk, American Music Is provides eloquent and powerful insights. For those who love all of them, it is required reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813511
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nat Hentoff
At the Jazz Band Ball, Paperback (April 2011)
From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman and Quincy Jones, this title explores the jazz greats, and traces their art to gospel, blues, and many other forms of American music.
War on the Bill Rights, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Nat Hentoff
Updated with three new chapters, this is a concise expos of the most serious civil rights rollbacks in American history. "Hentoff . . . describes the chilling compendium of abuses committed by our government since 9/11"--"St. Petersburg Times."
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Author Biography - Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff is the first Jazz critic every named a "Jazz Master" by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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