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Giddins, Gary

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Most widely held works by Gary Giddins
Jazz by Gary Giddins( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,663 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
Visions of jazz : the first century by Gary Giddins( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 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."--Jacket
Riding on a blue note : jazz and American pop by Gary Giddins( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerder in "The Village voice" verschenen kritieken, voornamelijk over jazz
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 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
Rhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80s by Gary Giddins( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satchmo by Gary Giddins( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Živě a optimisticky pojaté životopisné vyprávění slavného černého džezového trumpetisty a zpěváka, rodáka z New Orleansu, kde bylo vždy mnoho násilí, křiku, smíchu a především zpěvu a džezové muziky. Vzrušující příběh člověka,který musel těžce zápasit o svou existenci a přesto nikdy nepřestal miloval hudbu a neztratil životní optimismus a svérázný humor
Weather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second century by Gary Giddins( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 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."--Jacket
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 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
Warning shadows : home alone with classic cinema by Gary Giddins( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores more than 200 films, classics and neglected gems
Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 604 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
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused
Natural selection : Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books by Gary Giddins( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The range of topics is spellbinding. Writing with insight, humor, and a famously deft touch, he offers sharp-edged perspectives on such diverse subjects as Federico Fellini and Jean Renoir, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx, Duke Ellington and Bob Dylan, horror and noir, the cartoon version of Animal Farm and the comic book series Classics Illustrated . Giddins brings to criticism an uncommon ability, long demonstrated in his music writing, to address in very few words an entire career, so that we get an in-depth portrait of the artist beyond the film, book, or recording under review" -- publisher website (March 2007)
A moment's notice : portraits of American jazz musicians by Carol Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940 by Gary Giddins( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of entertainer Bing Crosby, focusing on his early films, his musical career, and his radio music programs
Faces in the crowd : players and writers by Gary Giddins( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 369 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
Jazz( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 323 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
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una florista ciega (Virginia Cherrill) toma por un hombre solvente a un vagabundo (Charles Chaplin). Éste, tiernamente enamorado, intenta conseguir a toda costa el dinero necesario para la operación que puede devolver la vista a su amada. Para ello se presentará voluntario a un combate de boxeo, que ofrece como premio una sustanciosa cantidad de dinero
 
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Alternative Names
Gary Giddins American director and writer

Gary Giddins Amerikaans filmregisseur

Gary Giddins réalisateur américain

Gary Giddins regista statunitense

Gary Giddins US-amerikanischer Jazzautor

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English (199)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Swedish (1)

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Visions of jazz : the first centuryRiding on a blue note : jazz and American popCelebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie ParkerRhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80sSatchmoWeather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second centuryWarning shadows : home alone with classic cinemaNatural selection : Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books