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Meet Me at Jim and Andy's: Jazz Musicians and Their World

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Gene Lees, author of the highly acclaimed Singers and the Song, offers, in Meet Me at Jim and Andy's, another tightly integrated collection of essays about post-War American music. This time he focuses on major jazz instrumentalists and bandleaders.
Jim and Andy's, on 48th Street just west of Sixth Avenue, was one of four New York musicians' haunts in the 1960s--the others
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 20th 1988 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1988)
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Stu West
May 08, 2011 Stu West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOLY GOD this was an incredible book. I'm dying to recommend it to people but I know I'll get about as far as "I read this amazing collection of essays about jazz..." and that will be that.

The author writes about all aspects of the jazz world, from the hilarity of boozed-up players in their favoured NYC drinking hole of the '60s, to the heroin addiction, suicide and, in one case, murder that blighted the scene. He writes beautifully about the people and the craft and the life, and he held me spe
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Tuck
i don't know, i shoulda been reading this Memoirs of a Geezer: Music, Mayhem, Life and this Kids of the Black Hole: Punk Rock in Post-Suburban California and this Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music instead of Lees, but oh well, this book had some, sort of entertaining stories and insights in to drug/jazz culture, back in the day.
Sonny
May 31, 2013 Sonny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I seem to stand alone on this one.....I was hoping for a looser oral history of jazz Reminiscences somewhat like 'Jazz Anecdote's' by the great Gerry Mulligan bassist Bill Crow. I have been a Jazz programmer and fan of the music for 3 decades, but I am not a musician. I can appreciate the author's skill in braking down music note by note, but it is boring and pompous sounding to those of us who don't play. I was very entertained by the more human exchanges that actually took place at the various ...more
Joshua
Jul 15, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book of long essays written by a composer and journalist. Reminisces about such musicians as Art Farmer, BIll Evans, Billie Taylor, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Duke, Paul Desmond, actress/singer Judy Holiday, and the various hangouts for jazz musicians like Jim and Andy's and Charlie's and other places I wish I had been able to visit.
Jim Thomas
Aug 11, 2015 Jim Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Insight into the lives of some jazz legends. For any jazz fan
Anders
Jan 25, 2008 Anders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music-books
I wish the introductory chapter, a description and brief history of the old NYC professional musicians' hangout, Jim & Andy's, filled a book all on its own.
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