WorldCat Identities

Davis, Francis

Works: 5 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 122 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Jazz  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francis Davis
Jazz and its discontents : a Francis Davis reader by Francis Davis( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Bob Hope to Sun Ra, from the jazz age to middle age, with thoughts on everything in between, Francis Davis has been writing about American music and American culture for more than twenty years. His essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and the Village Voice among countless other publications from coast to coast. And now here is a selection of the most important writings of his impressive career - the quintessential Davis on everything from Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis, Jack Kerouac to Jerry Seinfeld, jazz to rap. And Davis's writing is as enjoyable as the culture of which he writes. The New York Times Book Review has compared Davis's work to "a well-blown solo." Wire said that Davis "packs in data, asides, and encapsulated opinions with enviable skill." No matter what the subject is, Jazz and Its Discontents shows as never before a writer of deep opinions and thoughtful insight - one of the most dazzling critics of our times."--Jacket
You must believe in spring by Bill Evans( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.13 for Jazz and i ... to 0.76 for The royal ...)