Friday, February 12, 2021

Gary Giddins

GARY GIDDINS, a staff writer for The Village Voice, is the author of three books on music, Riding on a Blue Note, Rhythm-a-ning, and Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, which won an American Book Award and has been adapted by Giddins as a documentary film. In 1985 he founded the American Jazz Orchestra, an eighteen-piece repertory ensemble that resides at Cooper Union. He is at work on a two-volume history of recorded jazz, an illustrated study of Louis Armstrong, and a collection of essays on musical and literary subjects.
The Best American Essays 1987 (p. 316). Ticknor & Fields.

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