FM Biography»Auf dem fantastischen neuen Soloalbum verknappt Sängerin / Pianistin Johanna Borchert das Gefüge ihrer Experimentalmusik bis zum Gehtnichtmehr, lässt alles weg, was nicht unbedingt erforderlich ist. (...) Gitarrengigant Fr
This is a biography on the career of jazz guitarist Charlie Christian, who was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the Depression era in the Southwestern region of the United States. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the details surrounding the events that shaped Christian´s musical development, beginning with his early influences of ´Territory bands´ and ´western swing´ groups. The book documents Christian´s performances in the urban area of Oklahoma City on Second Street, better known as ´Deep Deuce´, as well as his travels with both Anna Mae Winburn and the Alphonso Trent Orchestra. Christian´s discovery by producer John Hammond led to Christian´s membership in the Benny Goodman Sextet in August of 1939. The book also chronicles Christian´s most significant radio broadcasts, live performances, and recordings for Columbia Records, and also includes facts regarding Christian´s pioneering guitar style during the early 1940´s,as his performances at Minton´s Playhouse in Harlem represented the connection between swing and bebop. The biography finally uncovers details into Christian´s private life, and his untimely death during the apex of the Goodman era.
Learn the inspiring story of the Utah Jazz´s legendary guard John Stockton! In John Stockton: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Greatest Point Guards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s greatest point guards of all time, John Stockton. Stockton ran the point for the Utah Jazz through the majority of the ´80s and ´90s. He holds the NBA record for the most assists and steals of all time. Playing for the majority of his career alongside Karl Malone, Stockton had a highly illustrious career. By the time he retired, he was a 10-time All-Star and had led the league in assists nine times. He is one of few point guards to ever average a career double-double in points and assists. In this unauthorized biography, you´ll relive Stockton´s impressive career from his rookie season to his final game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Horowitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122180/bk_acx0_122180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ray Dalio is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world´s largest hedge funds. Raymond Dalio was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. He is the son of a jazz musician, Marino Dallolio (1911-2002), who ´´played the clarinet and saxophone at Manhattan jazz clubs such as the Copacabana,´´ and Ann, a homemaker. Dalio began investing at age 12. At this young age, he bought shares of Northeast Airlines for $300 and tripled his investment after the airline merged with another company. Dalio received a bachelor´s degree in finance from Long Island University (C. W. Post) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. After completing his education, Dalio worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and traded commodity futures. He later worked as the Director of Commodities at Dominick & Dominick LLC. In 1974, he became a futures trader and broker at Shearson Hayden Stone. In 1975, he founded, out of his apartment, the Connecticut-based investment management firm, Bridgewater Associates, which in 2012 became the largest hedge fund in the world as it is today, with over $160 billion in assets under management as of October 2014. Dalio has said that he could continue improving his returns by solidifying recurring lessons into ´´principles´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102168/bk_acx0_102168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl´s compelling production. Her original compositions combined with the smooth storytelling voice of renowned Austro-American actor August Zirner and the sophisticated playing of the band Fourscore is a musical treat for jazz lovers of any age. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: August Zirner was born in 1956 in Urbana, Illinois, and is the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and is one of the most popular actors in Germany. He co-starred in The Counterfeiters, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. youtube.com/watch?v=O3-6yhFtBJY&feature=youtu.be 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Zirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001353/bk_naxo_001353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s played with the best in jazz. Now you can improve your playing with his practice tips. The book features a biography and table of abbreviations. Titles include: It Could Happen to You * Just You, Just Me * Over the Rainbow * Stella by Starlight.
Learn the Incredible Story of the Basketball Legend Pete Maravich! In Pete Maravich: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Most Skilled Ball-Handlers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s greatest point guards, Pete Maravich. While we are blessed in today´s game to observe the remarkable play of point guards such as Stephen Curry and Chris Paul, Pistol Pete was one of the first point guards to display many of the key ball-handling skills that we observe on a nightly basis in the game today. A legend in his own right, his story is one persistence and hard work in order to achieve great things. When you learn Pete Maravich´s story, it comes as no surprise why he was one of the youngest players to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history due to his remarkable creativity on the court. In this book, we´ll learn his story. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and Early Life High School Career College Career and NCAA Legacy Maravich´s NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Season Back-to-Back All-Star Seasons Trade to the New Orleans Jazz Scoring Champion Season Knee Injuries and Final All-Star Season Relocation to Utah, Getting Waived Joining the Boston Celtics, The Final Stretch Retirement Life After Basketball Pete Maravich´s Personal Life Legacy, Influence, and Contribution to the Game of Basketball 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hanko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060347/bk_acx0_060347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.