"I don't know a jazz aficionado who could resist it." -- "The O List, " O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis is now available with an exclusive art print by illustrator Paul Rogers. Featured on National Public Radio's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Winner of a Bologna Ragazzi Award A Norman Sugarman Honor Book for Excellence in Children's Biography An International Reading Association Children's Book Award Winner Winner of a Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry Four starred reviews (BOOKLIST, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis includes an exclusive art print by Paul Rogers.
Celebrating the spirit of 26 stellar jazz artists, this book is designed like an old 78 LP, with endpapers and two foldouts simulating a vintage record sleeve. Full color. Consumable.
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WYNTON MARSALIS was born in New Orleans, and went on to study at the Juilliard School of Music. He is now the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Marsalis has won nine Grammy awards in both jazz and classical categories. In 1987, Marsalis’s oratorio on slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields, became the first and, to date, only jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music. SELWYN SEYFU HINDS is the former editor in chief of The Source magazine and is currently the executive editor of Savoy magazine. He is the author of the memoir Gunshots in My Cook-Up: Bits and Bites from a Hip-Hop Caribbean Life, and his articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Spin, Vibe, and other publications. From the Hardcover edition.
Papa Jo Jones (1911ndash;1985) was one of the most influential jazz drummers of all time. He played with Count Basie and his orchestra from 1936 until he entered the army in 1944, and again from 1946 to 1948. He also played on Billie Holidayrsquo;s early records. From the late forties on, Jones had a spectacular solo career, playing with Jazz at the Philharmonic and the Newport Jazz Festival, recording under his own name, and playing on albums by Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, and many others.Albert Murray was a cofounder of Jazz at Lincoln Center. His many books includeTrain Whistle GuitarandGood Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie.Paul Devlin is a doctoral student in the English Department at Stony Brook University. His writing has appeared in theNew York Times Book Review, Slate,theRoot,and theSan Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.Phil Schaap has broadcast jazz on New York Cityrsquo;s WKCR for more than forty years. He taught at Princeton University and currently teaches at Julliard. He is the curator at Jazz at Lincoln Center.