WorldCat Identities

Heining, Duncan 1953-

Works: 6 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 1,344 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML410.R96, 781.65092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Duncan Heining
George Russell : the story of an American composer by Duncan Heining( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Russell: The Story of an American Composer is the first biography of one of the greatest figures in jazz. Russell's story is interwoven with some of the most colorful characters in the history of the music - musicians like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, and Gil Evans. Written with Russell's full cooperation and extensively researched, with interviews from friends, family members, musicians, associates, and commentators on jazz, the book reveals many valuable insights and previously unknown facts about Russell's life. Not only a biography, this volume also reflects and celebrates the evolution of modern jazz while presenting a re-evaluation of the relationship between jazz and classical music."--
Trad dads, dirty boppers and free fusioneers : British jazz, 1960-1975 by Duncan Heining( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosaics : the life and works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Collier's career in jazz lasted over five decades. He was a bassist, a band-leader, a composer, an educator and an author, who wrote extensively about the music. His working life was littered with 'firsts'. Amongst his many achievements, he was the first British jazz musician to study at the Berklee School of music in Boston and the first to receive an Arts Council grant. In 1985, Collier began teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, where he later established the first full-time jazz degree course in the UK in 1987.0'Mosaics' draws extensively on Collier's personal archive, as well as on interviews with fellow musicians, ex-students and colleagues from the Royal Academy of Music. It locates Collier and his work within the social and cultural changes which occurred during his life and, particularly, in relation to developments in British and European jazz of the 1960s and 70s. Collier's work as a composer-bandleader represented an attempt to resolve the paradoxes inherent in jazz between composition and improvisation, familiarity and spontaneity and change and tradition. In this regard, 'Mosaics' compares Collier's work with other composers such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Mike Westbrook, Stan Tracey, Barry Guy and Butch Morris.0Throughout, Collier emerges as a contradictory figure falling between several different camps. He was never an out-and-out musical, cultural or political radical but rather an individualist continually forced to confront the contradictions in his own position
George Russell: The Story of an American Composer (African American cultural theory and heritage) by Duncan Heining( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living time : a colloquium on the musical life & legacy of George Russell, March 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cars and girls by Duncan Heining( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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George Russell : the story of an American composer