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Shapiro, Nat

Overview
Works: 83 works in 325 publications in 8 languages and 5,240 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography  Quotations  Periodicals  Anecdotes  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: ML120.U5, 785.42
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Most widely held works by Nat Shapiro
Hear me talkin' to ya; the story of jazz as told by the men who made it by Nat Shapiro( Book )

52 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of considerable substance.? The New Yorker. In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years. Includes excerpts from hundreds of personal interviews, letters, tapes, and articles
The jazz makers by Nat Shapiro( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music; an annotated index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Encyclopedia of quotations about music by Nat Shapiro( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about music-about what it is and what it means-is akin to describing the act of love. Somehow, the reduction of the experience to an unblushingly detailed exposition of how, where, when, and why who does what to whom, from prelude to resolu tion, loses everything in the translation. The other extreme, the one wherein the writer, in desperation, resorts to metaphor (with or without benefit of meter and rhyme), most often results in im agery that is banal, vulgar, inane, obscure, pretentious, and almost always insufferably romantic. To achieve good and accurate writing about music is as rare an accomplishment as expert wine-tasting, lion-taming, diamond-cut ting, truffie-finding and (if one just happens to be an unconverted Mohican brave) deer-tracking. Only the intuitive, the pure, the sensual, and the intrepid need apply. Professional musicians often evidence a fixed tendency either to rudely ignore or else to actively despise those of us who bravely try to understand, define, and describe their art. To many composers and instrumentalists, those outsiders (nonmusicians) who have the temerity to discuss anything more abstract than the digital dexterity of a fiddler, the particular vanity of a conductor, or the wage scales for overtime recording sessions are judged worthy only of contempt or-at the most-patronizing tolerance. "Music means itself," insists one of the contributors to the collection that follows, and many practitioners of the art of organ ized sound would prefer to leave it at that
Hear me talkin' to ya : the story of jazz by the men who made it by Nat Shapiro( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music, 1920-1979 : a revised cumulation by Nat Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated index of over 18.000 American popular songs, cumulating and updating eight volumes of Popular Music and including introductory essays, lyricists and composers index, important performances index, awards index, and list of publishers
Whatever it is, I'm against it : an encyclopedia of classical and contemporary abhorrence ...( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music : an annotated index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music( )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music( )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music : an annotated index of American popular songs( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music. an annotated index of American popular songs( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music. an annotated index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecoutez-moi ça by Nat Shapiro( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quatrième de couverture indique: "Deux grands critiques américains, Nat Hentoff et Nat Shapiro, ont réuni ici des interviews, des articles, des souvenirs et des lettres des principaux jazzmen des États-Unis : Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, King Oliver, Dizzy Gillespie, Fletcher Henderson, Stan Getz, Bunk Johnson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Mary Lou Williams, Jo Jones, Jelly Roll Morton, Mezz Mezzrow, Billie Holiday... Ils y racontent l'histoire du jazz et leurs histoires, les débuts à La Nouvelle-Orléans, Chicago dans les années vingt, les extraordinaires jam-sessions à Kansas City, Harlem pendant la Grande Dépression, l'école West Coast...Un ouvrage unique en son genre, savoureux et foisonnant, où les musiciens s'expriment directement et librement, et dont la réédition dans une traduction révisée et augmentée réjouira tous les amateurs de jazz."
Popular music. an annotated index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music : an annotaded index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music : an annotaded index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music; an annotated index of American popular songs by Nat Shapiro( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecoutez-moi ça! by Nat Shapiro( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music : an annotaded index of American popular songs( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hear me talkin' to ya; the story of jazz as told by the men who made it
Alternative Names
Nat, Shapiro

Nat Shapiro American record producer and writer

Nat Shapiro Amerikaans auteur (1922-1983)

Nat Shapiro US-amerikanischer Jazz-Autor und Produzent

シャピロ, ナット

納特·夏皮羅

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An Encyclopedia of quotations about music