Thursday, 10 February 2011

1956 Guide to Jazz by Hugues Panassie and Madeleine Gautier


1956 Guide to Jazz by Hugues Panassie and Madeleine Gautier
Translated by Desmond Flower and Introduced by Louis Armstrong

Guide To Jazz

I like to read old jazz books and to hear the thoughts of critics who had first hand of the musical greats. It's a bit like playing jazz on a an old record deck with a diamond tipped stylush, it just sounds genuine.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, It is a superb read ... Jazz in context, without all of the baggage that has been accumulated over the past 50 years.

    I found a couple of sites that list it:

    http://www.abebooks.co.uk/9780837167664/Guide-Jazz-Panassie-Hugues-Gautier-0837167663/plp

    http://www.rareandracy.co.uk/books_jazz05.htm

    Wishing you all the best with your listening.

    Colin :-)

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  2. Hi, I just randomly picked up Benny Carter's "Swingin' the 20s" earlier and was totally blown away by the jazz that was played on the record! Totally awesome. There's a reference to this book and I wasn't able to find it on Amazon - do you know where I might have some luck getting/buying a copy? Feels like it's a rare piece but wanted to read up more on 20s,30s and 40s jazz. Thanks!

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