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Waiting For Dizzy: Fourteen Jazz Portraits
This is an informative chronicle on jazz and its celebrated artists. There are 14 essays drawn from Lees' own Jazzletter. This book covers many artists from Bix Beiderbecke to Dizzy Gillespie and covers swing to be-bop, from the 1920s to the 1990s.
Paperback, 251 pages
Published April 3rd 2000 by Cooper Square Publishers
(first published May 2nd 1991)
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Gene Lees bring jazz history to life with his personal biographies filled with stories that go behind the music. Anyone interested in the history of american music should read each and every one of the treasures Gene Lees left us.