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Giddins, Gary

Overview
Works: 95 works in 354 publications in 2 languages and 20,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Biography‡vPictorial works  Pictorial works  Music  Drama  Film adaptations  Portraits  History 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: ML3507, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Giddins
Visions of jazz : the first century by Gary Giddins ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Combining criticism, biography, history, anecdote, and musicology with unfailing insight and wit, Visions of Jazz is a provocative journey through a hundred years of American music."--BOOK JACKET
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams by Gary Giddins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the rise of Bing Crosby from his early successes as a radio star to his initial foray into Hollywood
Jazz by Gary Giddins ( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of jazz that explains what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avant-garde to the radical diversity of today's artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music
Weather bird jazz at the dawn of its second century by Gary Giddins ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Weather Bird is a companion volume to Visions of Jazz. In this collection of essays, reviews and articles, Giddins brings together, for the first time, more than 140 pieces written over a 14-year period, most of them for his column in the Village Voice (also called "Weather Bird"). The book is first and foremost a celebration of jazz, with illuminating commentary on contemporary jazz events, on today's top musicians, on the best records of the year, and on leading figures from jazz's past."--BOOK JACKET
Riding on a blue note : jazz and American pop by Gary Giddins ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80s by Gary Giddins ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins ( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Masters of American music series"-Jacket. Includes bibliography and discography. A biography of the American jazz musician focusing on his life and style of music
Satchmo by Gary Giddins ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrating Bird the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parker, a virtuoso saxophonist, nicknamed Bird, created a new style of jazz before his death at 34, and won equal fame as the king of the hipsters. Parker's life is traced from Kansas City, Kansas where he was born in 1920, to his ascendancy as a pioneer in the New York jazz scene of the 1950's. Features film clips, silent footage, and interviews with Rebecca Parker Davis, Leonard Feather, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, Jay McShann, Frank Morgan, Chan Parker, and Roy Porter
Natural selection : Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books by Gary Giddins ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting a collection of essays, this title offers perspectives on subjects as Federico Fellini and Jean Renoir, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx, Duke Ellington and Bob Dylan. It also discusses horror and noir, the cartoon version of ""Animal Farm"" and the comic book series ""Classics Illustrated""
Warning shadows : home alone with classic cinema by Gary Giddins ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores more than 200 films, classics and neglected gems
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 'enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap' [-- Container], an elderly couple must move in with their adult children when they lose their home
A moment's notice : portraits of American jazz musicians by Carol Friedman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satchmo : the genius of Louis Armstrong by Gary Giddins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong has been called the most influential musician of the twentieth century: His magnificent career as a trumpet player, singer, bandleader, and actor made him a legend in his own time; his influence on jazz and popular music is impossible to overstate. Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and insightful portraits ever drawn of the great man and superlative artist. Giddins was the first writer to have access to Armstrong's unpublished writings, and he uses them to deftly recount Louis's colorful - and sometimes controversial - life. The result is an intimate biography, uniquely balanced in its treatment of his music and his life. Also available in an illustrated edition, this is a vital introduction to the man and his genius."--BOOK JACKET
Satchmo Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
Faces in the crowd : players and writers by Gary Giddins ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ranging from fond reflection to interview-and-commentary to close critical analysis, Giddins explores the achievements of 37 artists: show people, divas, musicians, and writers, ranging from Irving Berlin to Spike Lee, Billie Holiday to Kay Starr, Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Elias Canetti to Philip Roth
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of entertainer Bing Crosby, focusing on his early films, his musical career, and his radio music programs
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s, jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's, jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From 1917 through 1924, the "Jazz Age" begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two cities, Chicago and New York, and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century. This episode also follows the careers of jazz greats James Reese Europe, King Oliver, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and James P. Johnson
 
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Alternative Names
ギディンス, ゲイリー
Languages
English (200)
French (5)
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