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Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews (Paperback)

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    Notes and Tones is one of the most controversial, honest, and insightful books ever written about jazz. It consists of twenty-nine no-holds-barred conversations which drummer Arthur Taylor held with the most influential jazz musicians of the '60s and '70s-including:

    Art Blakey
    Betty Carter
    Don Cherry
    Kenny Clarke
    Ornette Coleman
    Miles Davis
    Kenny Dorham
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Hampton Hawes
    Freddie Hubbard
    Elvin Jones
    Carmen McRae
    Max Roach
    Sonny Rollins
    Nina Simone
    Randy Weston

    As a black musician himself, Arthur Taylor was able to ask his subjects hard questions about the role of black artists in a white society. Free to speak their minds, these musicians offer startling insights into their music, their lives, and the creative process itself. This expanded edition is supplemented with previously unpublished interviews with Dexter Gordon and Thelonious Monk, a new introduction by the author, and new photographs.

    About the Author

    Arthur Taylor has drummed with Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and dozens of others. He has been called "one of the great drummers to come out of the fertile Harlem bebop scene" (New York Times) and "one of the best bandleaders living or dead" (Village Voice). His band, Taylor's Wailers, has recorded several albums, and is based in New York City.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780306805264
    ISBN-10: 030680526X
    Publisher: Da Capo Press
    Publication Date: August 22nd, 1993
    Pages: 320
    Language: English