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Giddins, Gary

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Most widely held works by Gary Giddins
Visions of jazz : the first century by Gary Giddins( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,504 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
Weather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second century by Gary Giddins( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,036 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 Gary Giddins( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,869 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
Jazz by Gary Giddins( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,672 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
Bing Crosby by Gary Giddins( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise of Bing Crosby from his early successes as a radio star to his initial foray into Hollywood
Riding on a blue note : jazz and American pop by Gary Giddins( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerder in "The Village voice" verschenen kritieken, voornamelijk over jazz
Rhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80s by Gary Giddins( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays consider the work of Sarah Vaughan, Teddy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Joe Turner, Art Pepper, Sonny Stitt, Woody Herman, Wynton Marsalis, and Frank Sinatra
Satchmo : the genius of Louis Armstrong by Gary Giddins( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,038 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."--Jacket
Satchmo by Gary Giddins( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural selection : Gary Giddins on comedy, film, music, and books by Gary Giddins( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 728 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)
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins( Visual )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In film clips, photos, and interviews, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City to the New York jazz scene of the 1950's
Warning shadows : home alone with classic cinema by Gary Giddins( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap"... "an elderly couple must move in with their adult children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their ofspring's selfish whims."--Container
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Swedish and held by 567 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
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Gary Giddins( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 553 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
Bing Crosby : swinging on a star, the war years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, transforming not only the way it was performed but also the way it was interpreted and recorded. In the second volume on Crosby's life, Gary Giddins masterfully re-creates the years when some of Crosby's most enduring work--'White Christmas' and 'Swinging on a Star,' Holiday Inn, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's, and the first four Road movies--was accomplished; when the seeds of the many changes he ushered into the film, broadcasting, and music businesses were planted; and when an astounding number of his projects across and in and out of show business broke barriers and helped define society, manhood, and responsibility during the war years and beyond. While he would go on to reshape both Americana and Hollywood more comprehensively than any other artist had before, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of entertainment and culture. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to several archives, Giddins's biography finally brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life--firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American history."--Dust jacket
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 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of entertainer Bing Crosby, focusing on his early films, his musical career, and his radio music programs
La dolce vita( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, the film rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success, ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome's rich and glamorous; the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight
City lights by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 415 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
A moment's notice : portraits of American jazz musicians by Carol Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Weather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second century
Weather bird : jazz at the dawn of its second centuryCelebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie ParkerJazzBing CrosbyRiding on a blue note : jazz and American popRhythm-a-ning : jazz tradition and innovation in the '80sSatchmo : the genius of Louis ArmstrongSatchmo
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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