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by John Fordham
Jazz encompasses a bewildering range of musical styles and players. Some players, however, have become legendary—not only did their work shape the course of modern jazz, but their influence on contemporary musicians is as strong as ever. In Jazz Heroes, John Fordham examines the lives and work of six such artists—pianist Thelonious Monk, guitarist Wes Montgomery, singer El ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Anova Books
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An interesting book, and one difficult to rate out of five. On its own, it is a good introduction to six of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century, perfect for someone whose knowledge of jazz is small and wants a good place to start listening. but, because of its format - it is a slim volume, and aimed specifically at giving general overviews of the life and careers of these six artists - it cannot go into its subject in a huge amount of depth. There is also the perennial problem of tryin ...more
John Fordham is a British jazz critic and writer. For the illustrator see John Fordham (with two space characters) between first and last name.More about John Fordham...