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Myself Among Others: My Life in Music

Wein, George, with Nate Chinen

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ISBN 10: 0306811146 / ISBN 13: 9780306811142
Published by Da Capo Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Da Capo Press edition 2003, stated; full number line. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper: "R-- / Thanks for coming / George Wein." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $27.50); vertical crease to front flap; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007856

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Title: Myself Among Others: My Life in Music

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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George Wein, who pioneered the idea of bringing jazz to people beyond the club circuit, looks back on his long career and unforgettably describes his relationships --sometimes smooth, sometimes tempestuous--with the great figures he's known: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, among many, many others.Beginning in 1950 with the opening of his legendary Boston club Storyville, Wein presented jazz in a setting that respected both the musicians and the audience while still earning a profit. Since its founding in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has always reflected Wein's vision and grit. Wein opened up a whole new venue to musicians, attracting music immortals as well as aspiring young artists to his outdoor stage. Over the years, Newport became synonymous with jazz festivals in the United States, and it has become the model for similar events worldwide.Through his work, George Wein has expanded the audience for jazz more than anyone else living today, and has received France's Legion d'Honneur and numerous other awards. Myself Among Others illuminates the personalities, legends and performances of jazz's greatest era.

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For the past forty years jazz impresario George Wein has been delivering music to audiences on a large scale. He has known all the major jazz figures of the last half-century. He lives in Manhattan.

Nate Chinen is a music writer for the Philadelphia City Paper. His features have also appeared in Down Beat, JazzTimes and the Philadelphia Gazette. He lives in New York City.

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