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JAZZ; My music, my people

MONCEAUX, Morgan

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ISBN 10: 0679856188 / ISBN 13: 9780679856184
Published by Knopf, NY, 1994
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4to, pp. 64. Glossary, index. Illustrated in color with Morgan's paintings. Foreword by Wynton Marsalis. Pictorial paper over boards. A nice copy in price-clipped and lightly scuffed dj with small tear at spine. Jazz greats, with portraits by Morgan and short rememberances/biographies. Bookseller Inventory # 54449

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Title: JAZZ; My music, my people

Publisher: Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1994

Edition: First printing.

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Striking portraits, biographical sketches, personal reminiscences, and collage paintings chronicle the historical evolution of jazz from the perspective of forty African-American musicians who played key roles in its creation.

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For this intimate, moody introduction to jazz, Monceaux offers emphatic mixed-media portraits and biographies of favorite musicians. Typically, Monceaux frames a folk-arty picture of a musician with layers of scribbled colors and scrawled details about his or her life. He often bestows such trimmings as buttons, gloves or lace on his subjects' clothing; Charlie Parker himself gets a plastic party horn, Leadbelly a faux guitar, John Coltrane a toy sax. Next to each image appears a brief biography, warmly informed by the author's reflections: Louis Armstrong is described performing a musical eulogy at the New Orleans funeral of Monceaux's uncle; Count Basie regales guests at Monceaux's grandparents' anniversary party at the Starlight Ballroom in Chicago; a Nina Simone tape fortifies Monceaux in 1966, when he was stationed off the Vietnam coast. The text straightforwardly mentions racism, drug abuse, alcoholism and other adult themes. For example, Monceaux compares a Billie Holiday song about a lynching to "a group of white men [who] drove past me in a car and called me a nigger." Monceaux's demonstration of how music influenced his youth and informed his art may well inspire readers to seek heroes of their own. Ages 9-up.-- drove past me in a car and called me a nigger." Monceaux's demonstration of how music influenced his youth and informed his art may well inspire readers to seek heroes of their own. Ages 9-up.
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