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Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends

On and Off the Record with Jazz Greats

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Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends by Lillian Terry
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Lilian Terry has lived music. As a performer, she has shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. She cofounded the European Jazz Federation and pioneered jazz education in Italy. Her work as a director-producer of radio and television programs have spread the music by introducing countless people to its legendary performers. Drawing on Terry's long friendships and professional associations, Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, and Friends offers readers a rare opportunity to hear intimate conversations with some of the world's greatest musical figures. Dizzy Gillespie offers his thoughts on playing with ÷sanctified  rhythm and the all-important personal touch in performance. Duke Ellington discourses on jazz history and concludes an interview to sing a self-written ditty in Italian. Ray Charles gives candid thoughts on race and politics while taking charge of Terry's tape recorder. Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Bill Evans "all provide Terry and her readers with unforgettable encounters. The result is a collection of profiles, some stretching over a decade or more, that reveal these performers in ways that illuminates their humanity and expands our appreciation of their art.

Author Biography

Lilian Terry has been active in the European Jazz field since the late 1950s as a singer, journalist, producer, Italian radio and TV personality, and concert organizer.
Release date NZ
November 3rd, 2017
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Pages
208
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Illinois Press
ISBN-13
9780252083167
Product ID
26805169

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