Singers and the Song II
By (author) Gene Lees
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Singers and the Song II by Gene Lees
Book DescriptionGene 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195122084
(203mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gene Lees
One Long Tune, Paperback (February 2007)
Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941-1984) ""the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth."" Breau's virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. This book analyzes Breau and his recordings to reveal an enormously gifted man and the inner workings of his music.
Friends Along the Way, Hardback (October 2003)
This title offers minibiographies of 15 figures from the jazz world - some of them jazz greats, some lesser-known figures, and some up-and-comers. Combining conversations and memoirs with critical commentary, Lees's profiles should captivate jazz fans, performers and historians alike.
Did They Mention the Music?, Paperback (December 2001)
This is the remarkable autobiography of composer and pianist Henry Mancini, whose more than ninety film scores include The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Touch of Evil, and Victor/Victoria.
Modern Rhyming Dictionary, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Gene Lees
For beginners, professionals, poets and teachers, this revised edition of the lyric writing guide includes a chapter on the lack of literacy in some modern songs and how to avoid it, and a chapter examining why words from some language families are subconsciously more appealing than others.
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Author Biography - 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.
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