Sweet Swing Blues on the Road

Marsalis, Wynton & Frank Stewart

Published by W.W. Norton, 1994
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Wynton Marsalis's captivating text and Frank Stewart's stunning black-and-white photographs give us a year in the life of today's premier jazz musician and composer, in a book that is itself structured like a jazz blues.

Featuring jive-talking cat daddies in the Second Line, gorgeous and mysterious women in the Sweet Refrain, exotic vistas in the Bridge, and musicians, like the J-Master on piano, who live the music the way they play it. By turns lyrical, down-to-earth, exalted, and profane, here are a thrilling evocation of the experience of group improvisation, a provocative take on rap, and distinctive views on the road, romance, creativity, politics, culture, tradition and innovation, and the role of the artist in American society. The result is a fascinating self-portrait, and the next best thing to being there for every fan who has ever dreamed of traveling with the band.

The most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, Wynton Marsalis is also a distinguished classical performer, the first artist to win Grammy awards for both jazz and classical recordings. The founder of Lincoln Center's Classical Jazz Series, Marsalis is artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Frank Stewart is a prize-winning photographer and filmmaker. His credits include Two Centuries of Black American Art and the Emmy-winning Bearden Plays Bearded. 137 duotones

From Publishers Weekly: Jazz and classical musician Marsalis's free-ranging text includes characterizations of the musicians in his septet, breezy descriptions of places where they perform and snippets of their lively banter, while Stewart's 140 b&w photos offer a behind-the-scenes look at the performers, their families and their audiences. The book conveys the nervous energy and fast pace that characterize the lives of musicians on the road and includes trenchant accounts of conversations with young followers who want to become musicians. Marsalis's advice is always the same: practice. The self-consciously hip writing, however, becomes incoherent when he discusses his views on romance, politics and the history of jazz. The book will appeal primarily to those who consider Marsalis, a trumpeter and artistic director of Manhattan's Jazz at Lincoln Center, an icon. Author tour.
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Title: Sweet Swing Blues on the Road
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: hardcover
Illustrator: Profusely illustrated
Book Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st edition.

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