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Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter Paperback – Oct 15 2008

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (March 15 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195144007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195144000
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2 x 14.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #750,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Catalano tells of Brown's influence and exceptional contributions to jazz in his unique artistic style on the trumpet....Catalano develops a poignant record of his life by way of extensive interviews of Brown's family, friends, and fellow musicians....[A] definite read if one is a lover of
jazz and a music history buff."--MultiCultural Review

"A detailed account of the short but eventful life of a musical original. It offers a clear portrait of a musician who deserves his legendary status for all the right reasons: talent and upstanding character."--The Huntsville Times

"True buffs will be enthralled with the honest interviews and wide breadth of research this bio offers."--Publishers Weekly

"This study of a vitally important artist is a book for all jazz collections."--Choice

"The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter is the first full biography of the man known as 'Brownie' and should be required reading for any serious jazz fan. Catalano's account will definitely have you, to paraphrase Benny Golson's famous composition, 'remembering Clifford'."--Alabama

"A generation before Wynton Marsalis, Clifford Brown exhibited a similar mastery of modern jazz phrasing, tone control, and trumpet technique. Alas, Brown was never destined to achieve the fame and rewards such rare talents deserved. His moving story with its wry mixture of triumph and
tragedy is now told with rich detail in Nick Catalano's highly readable Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter."--Ted Gioia, author of The History of Jazz and West Coast Jazz

"The author's enthusiastic and well-researched summary of Brown's career should send jazz buffs back to their record collections for serious listening."--Kirkus Reviews

"The first major biography of the brief but productive life of the player who was--along with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Fats Navarro--among the most imitated trumpeters of the postwar generation."--The Los Angeles Times

"Catalano tells this short life story in a, with informed musical analyses....This is a book aficionados will want to own."--The Seattle Times

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