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Crouch, Stanley

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Most widely held works by Stanley Crouch
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
The artificial white man : essays on authenticity by Stanley Crouch( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Artificial White Man proves the rightness of Tom Wolfe's observation that Stanley Crouch is "the jazz virtuoso of the American essay." This time out, Crouch focuses his attention on issues surrounding the often misdirected American hunger for "authenticity." Though the essays range in topic from segregation in contemporary fiction to the racial politics of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, they are informed by a singular concern: our increasing difficulty in discerning the real from the counterfeit, the posture from the pose. In contemporary life."--Jacket
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at 34. With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of a social critic, and the narrative skill of a novelist, drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Stanley Crouch recreates Parker's Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.--From publisher description
The all-American skin game, or, The decoy of race : the long and the short of it, 1990-1994 by Stanley Crouch( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant collection of speeches, essays, and reviews both long and short, the vigorous intellectual combatant Stanley Crouch gives us refreshing iconoclastic views on race and culture in American society from 1990 to 1994
Masters of American comics by Masters of American comics( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th-century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists, ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organised chronologically, Masters of 20th-Century American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century. Featuring a wide selection of original drawings as well as progressive proofs, vintage printed Sunday pages and comic books themselves, the authors also look at how the art of comics was transformed by artistic innovation as well as by changes in popular taste, economics and printing conventions. First appearing in newspaper Sunday supplements, the comic strip became immediately successful and created the largest audience of any medium of its time. subsequently established the mass popularity of superheroes in the 1940s and 1950s before it matured as a vehicle for independent personal expression in the underground comic books and graphic novels of the 1960s. Artists featured in Masters of 20th-Century American Comics: Winsor McCay 'Little Nemo', Lyonel Feininger 'Kin-der-Kids' and 'Wee Willie Winkie', George Herriman 'Krazy Kat', E.C. Segar 'Thimble Theatre starring Popeye', Frank King 'Gasoline Alley', Chester Gould 'Dick Tracy', Milton Caniff 'Terry and the Pirates', Charles Schulz 'Peanuts', Will Eisner 'The Spirit', Jack Kirby 'Captain America' and 'Fantastic Four', Harvey Kurtzman Mad Magazine, R. Crumb Zap Comix, Art Spiegelman Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers, Gary Panter 'Jimbo', Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Always in pursuit : fresh American perspectives, 1995-1997 by Stanley Crouch( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on the sublime and the ridiculous in contemporary American culture and society."--Jacket
Reconsidering The souls of Black folk by Stanley Crouch( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reassessment of the classic work on African Americans by W.E.B. DuBois
Don't the moon look lonesome : a novel in blues and swing by Stanley Crouch( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carla is a talented jazz singer nearing forty. Maxwell is a renowned tenor saxophonist, the man Carla deeply loves and wants to marry. But Maxwell, who is black, finds himself increasingly at odds with the notion of lifelong togetherness with a white woman, as he yields to group pressure. While they are visiting his parents (whom Carla hopes to win over in her struggle to keep Maxwell in her life), scenes from Carla's past play out against the present, and we begin to appreciate the astonishing arc of her life."--Jacket
Mr. Sammler's planet by Saul Bellow( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of an elderly Polish Jew, a comment on 20-century existence. A former journalist and survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, he lives in New York's upper west side, musing on the loss of tradition, roots, and ideals, and eyeing various family crises with curious but objective eyes
On the shoulders of giants. an audio & musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen as jazz critic Stanley Crouch describes the Roaring Twenties and Kareeem discusses how jazz influenced his life
Considering genius : writings on jazz by Stanley Crouch( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Crouch-MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Book Award nominee, and perennial bull in the china shop of black intelligentsia-has been writing about jazz and jazz artists for more than thirty years. His reputation for controversy is exceeded only by a universal respect for his intellect and passion. As Gary Giddons notes: "Stanley may be the only jazz writer out there with the kind of rhinoceros hide necessary to provoke and outrage and then withstand the fulminations that come back." In Considering Genius, Crouch collects some of his best loved, most influential, and most controversial pieces (published in Jazz Times, The New Yorker, the Village Voice, and elsewhere), together with two new essays. The pieces range from the introspective "Jazz Criticism and Its Effect on the Art Form" to a rollicking debate with Amiri Baraka, to vivid, intimate portraits of the legendary performers Crouch has known."--Publisher's website
One shot Harris : the photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris by Stanley Crouch( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of noted Afro-American photographer "Teenie Harris" is demonstrated through this collection of his portraits taken mostly in Pittsburgh
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 319 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act on racism in Little Rock, Ark. Drummer Art Blakely and others attempt to win back R & B audiences to jazz. As stars such as Billie Holiday fade out, others such as Sarah Vaughan burn brightly and newcomers such as Ornette Coleman begin to push the music into uncharted territories
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York, Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark, a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new, fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 292 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
He and she by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The music beams stellar with lyrical rhapsodies and compelling arrangements imbued with multifarious colors and orchestral textures."--Billboard
A fiddler's tale by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The artificial white man : essays on authenticity
The all-American skin game, or, The decoy of race : the long and the short of it, 1990-1994Masters of American comicsAlways in pursuit : fresh American perspectives, 1995-1997Reconsidering The souls of Black folkDon't the moon look lonesome : a novel in blues and swingMr. Sammler's planetConsidering genius : writings on jazzOne shot Harris : the photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris
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Stanley Crouch Amerikaans muzikant

Stanley Crouch amerikansk musikar

Stanley Crouch amerikansk musiker

Stanley Crouch écrivain américain

Stanley Crouch escritor estadounidense

Stanley Crouch US-amerikanischer Autor, Musikkritiker und Jazz-Schlagzeuger

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