Murray talks music : Albert Murray on jazz and blues / Albert Murray ; edited by Paul Devlin ; foreword by Gary Giddins ; afterword by Greg Thomas
- Foreword. St. George and the blues / Gary Giddins -- Introduction. Albert Murray : making words swing, on and off the page / Paul Devlin -- "Art is about elegant form" : interview with Wynton Marsalis, 1994 -- "Finding ourselves in the role of elder statesmen" : interview with Dizzy Gillespie, 1985-86 -- "How did Basie come by the name Count?" : interview with Dan Minor, 1981 -- "Human consciousness lives in the mythosphere" : interview with Greg Thomas, 1996 -- "Hear that train whistle harmonica!" : talk at St. John's University with Paul Devlin, 2003 -- "A real conservative? I'm not one. I'm an avant-garde person" : interview with Russell Neff, 1989 -- "The blues always come back" : liner notes to Revelations/Blues suite, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, 1978 -- Second lining, third liners... and the fourth line : notes on a jazz tradition, 2003-2004 -- "Basie's a special guy" : interview with Billy Eckstine, 1983 -- "It's not bad being Huck" : interview with Janis Herbert and foreword to The world don't owe me nothing : the life and times of Delta bluesman "Honeyboy" Edwards, by David "Honeyboy" Edwards, 1997 -- Three omni-American artists : foreword to Mitchell & Ruff : an American profile in Jazz, by William Zinsser, 2000 -- "I know the world that these sounds come out of!" : interview with Paul Devlin, 2006 -- "Flexibility, the art of adapting, and the necessity of continuous creation" : a talk on jazz, delivered in Morocco, 1956 or 1958 -- "We really integrated Fifty-second Street" : interview with John Hammond, 1982 -- "No better example of the ungaudy" : biographical sketch of Count Basie, 2004 -- "It's a mistake to think of any art form in terms of progress" : interview with Susan Page, 1997 -- "There was no gap : educational gap, cultural gap, between music education and what Negroes were doing in music" : interview with Robert G. O'Meally, 1994 -- The achievement of Duke Ellington : a discussion with Loren Schoenberg and Stanley Crouch, 1989 -- Murray's final published nonfiction statement : Jazz : notes toward a definition, 2004 -- Afterword. The blues and jazz as aesthetic statement / Greg Thomas -- Appendix A. Albert Murray's canon of jazz arrangements, 2001-2002 -- Appendix B. American patterns and variations on rhythm and tune : an Ellington-Strayhorn list, 1990s.
- "Murray Talks Music brings together, for the first time, many of Albert Murray’s finest interviews and essays on music—most never before published—as well as rare liner notes and prefaces. A celebrated educator and raconteur, and cofounder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Murray engages with a variety of scholars and journalists while making insightful connections among music, literature, and other art forms—all with ample humor and from unforeseen angles."--Publisher's description.
- 9780816699551 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0816699550 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780816698424 paperback ; alkaline paper
0816698422 paperback ; alkaline paper
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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