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Traces the life and career of Fats Waller, describes the background of the period, and discusses his major recordings.
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Alyn Shipton presents jazz radio programmes for the BBC and is a critic for The Times. His most recent books are A New History of Jazz (Continuum, 2001) and Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie (Oxford University Press, 1999).Review:
'Shipton's survey of Waller's hectic life fairly bristles with fresh information and includes many comments from newly-interviewed survivors of Harlem's heyday.' Peter Vacher, critic and author 'There are few writers who can compare to Shipton. [He] provides an invaluable documentation into Waller's life and contribution to jazz music. Essential reading for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of this jazz giant.' ALLABOUT JAZZ 'This is a highly readable and enjoyable book, filled with photographs. Well-written, scholarly, blessed with a keen insight into the life and times of composer Waller, Fats Waller will find a ready audience for all jazz lovers. Highly recommended.' JAZZ REVIEW
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Book Description Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX082646534X
Book Description Continuum Intl Pub Group, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M082646534X