Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition
by Tony Whyton
Today, jazz history is dominated by iconic figures who have taken on an almost God-like status. From Satchmo to Duke, Bird to Trane, these legendary jazzmen form the backbone of the jazz tradition. Jazz icons not only provide musicians and audiences with figureheads to revere but have also come to stand for a number of values and beliefs that shape our view of the music it...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Cambridge University Press
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