Living with Jazz by Dan Morgenstern
A reader edited by Sheldon Meyer

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A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and its influence on modern music.
 

About Dan Morgenstern

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Morgenstern, formerly the editor of Jazz, Metronome and Down Beat, has been the Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University since the mid-1970s.
 
Published August 19, 2009 by Pantheon. 736 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Currently director of Rutgers University’s Institute of Jazz Studies, Morgenstern has written prolifically and insightfully about jazz since the ’50s.

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Soon, Armstrong's best recordings from 1935 to 1943, ignored in the jazz literature, were made available to Armstrong enthusiasts who had never heard about them, let alone listened to them -- magnificent recordings like ''Ev'ntide,'' ''Jubilee,'' ''Lyin' to Myself,'' ''Swing That Music'' and ''I ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Former editor of Metronome , Jazz and Downbeat , Morgenstern has been one of jazz's most passionate observers and chroniclers, particularly during its last major flowerings in the '60s and '70s.

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