(1984) 297 Seiten. Thirty Years of Blues Commentary by Paul Oliver For more than 30 years the British blues scholar Paul Oliver has re-searched, analyzed, promoted, and recorded blues musicians. This new book of essays and critiques originally written for such magazines as Jazz Journal, Jazz Revi...
Seit Jahren hoffen die Fans des polnischen Marcin Wasilewski Trios auf ein Live-Album. Hier ist es nun, mitgeschnitten auf dem Jazz Middelheim Festival in Antwerpen, Belgien, im August 2016. Es fängt die Energie und kommunikative Spielfreude des Trios ein und entflammt das Repertoire von Spark of Life neu - unüberhörbar dabei das tiefe Verständnis, das Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz und Michal Miskiewicz im Laufe eines Vierteljahrhunderts voll gemeinsamer musikalischer Unternehmungen entwickelt haben. Passend stellt die britische Zeitschrift Jazz Journal fest: "Wasilewskis Musik zelebriert dynamische Breite, von den ungeheuer gewandt dargebotenen pianistischen Köstlichkeiten zum herrlich intensiven seelischen Überschwang und den mit hemmungsloser Freude geschlagenen Akkorden; zugleich verbleibt alles im Rahmen eines erstaunlichen melodischen Konzepts.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Slaughterhouse-Five comes an irresistible novel that combines "clever wit with keen social observation...[and] re-establishes Mr. Vonnegut's place as the Mark Twain of our times" (Atlanta Journal & Constitution). Here is the adventure of Eugene Debs Hartke. He's a Vietnam veteran, a jazz pianist, a college professor, and a prognosticator of the apocalypse (and other things Earth-shattering). But that's neither here nor there. Because at Tarkington College-where he teaches-the excrement is about to hit the air-conditioning. And it's all Eugene's fault.
Library Journal Editors' Pick It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents to be in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest paid advertising woman in America - a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown. A love letter to city life - however shiny or sleazy - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic, the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002387/bk_aren_002387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second in Felicity Hayes-McCoy's Finfarran Peninsula series and sequel to The Library at the Edge of the World - a heartwarming story about secrets between four generations of Irish women and the healing powers of books, love, and friendship.The Garden Café, next to Lissbeg Library, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared, and where, even in high-tourist season, people are never too busy to stop for a sandwich and a cup of tea. But 21-year-old Jazz - daughter of the town’s librarian, Hanna Casey - has a secret she can’t share. Still recovering from a car accident and reeling from her father’s disclosures about his longtime affair, she’s taken a job at the Old Forge guesthouse and has begun to develop feelings for a man who’s strictly off-limits.Meanwhile, involved in her own new affair with architect Brian Morton, Hanna is unaware of the turmoil in Jazz’s life - until her manipulative ex-husband, Malcom, reappears trying to mend his relationship with their daughter. Rebuffed at every turn, Malcolm must return to London, but his mother, Louisa, is on the case. Unbeknownst to the rest of the family, she hatches a plan, finding an unlikely ally in Hanna’s mother, the opinionated Mary Casey. Watching Jazz unravel, Hanna begins to wonder if secrets that Malcolm has forced her to keep may have harmed their beloved daughter more than she’d realized. But then, the Casey women are no strangers to secrets, something Hanna realizes when she discovers a journal, long buried in land she inherited from her great-aunt Maggie. Ultimately, it’s the painful lessons of the past that offer a way to the future, but it will take the shared experiences of four generations of women to find a way forward for Hanna and her family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcella Riordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007889/bk_harp_007889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blake Bailey is the author of the new biography Cheever: A Life. He tells Steve Paulson that John Cheever wrote hundreds of short stories and kept an extensive private journal, fabricated his accent, and was primarily gay despite siring three children and remaining in a long marriage. We also hear Cheever reading from "The Swimmer" and Meryl Streep reading rom "The Enormous Radio".Elizabeth Strout just won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge. Marilynne Robinson's most recent novel, Home, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her previous book, Gilead, won the Pulitzer. Both woman joined Steve Paulson before a live audience at the Wisconsin Book Festival to read from their work and talk about it. The writers discuss the appeal of small town life and their interest in religion and the question of how to live a good life.An excerpt from the Earplay production of Donald Barthelme's "The Photographs" sets up a conversation with Tracy Daugherty, author of Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme. Jim Fleming asks Daugherty about Donald Barthelme, Senior, and the writer's passion for jazz. Then, Natalie Goldberg is the author of many books about writing including the classic Writing Down the Bones. Her latest is Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir. Goldgerg tells Anne Strainchamps why she loves the memoir genre. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100319/rt_tbon_100319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking place in virtually every form of mainstream music. Music historian James Wierzbicki sheds light on how the Fifties' pervasive moods affected its sounds. Moving across genres established--pop, country, opera--and transfigured--experimental, rock, jazz--Wierzbicki delves into the social dynamics that caused forms to emerge or recede, thrive or fade away. Red scares and white flight, sexual politics and racial tensions, technological progress and demographic upheaval--the influence of each rooted the music of this volatile period to its specific place and time. Yet Wierzbicki also reveals the host of underlying connections linking that most apprehensive of times to our own uneasy present. The book is published by University of Illinois Press."The author successfully demonstrates the impact of social change upon Fifties music in a well-written and engaging way. Recommended." (Library Journal)"This fascinating book is accessible for students and general readers, even as Wierzbicki offers new insights that will be of interest to specialists as well." (Gayle Sherwood Magee, author of Charles Ives Reconsidered)"Wierzbicki is to be especially commended for his mastery of many sources and the way he has woven them together." (Michael Broyles, author of Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082368/bk_acx0_082368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
&#8220;The eight pieces are all well crafted, with underlying jazz roots, but employing more sophisticated compositional techniques...Throughout, there is great, engaging counterpoint, a down-home bluesy feel that is sometimes missing in more composed-out jazz pieces, and a harmonic and melodic freedom that is rare among published jazz material...Any of these duos would also work well on a recital program, alone or combined as a suite.&#8221;--David Demsey, The Saxophone Journal Instrumentation: 2 clarinets