- The Best American Essays 1987 (p. 316). Ticknor & Fields.
Friday, February 12, 2021
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.