Jazz musicians are well known for having strong opinions and a major sense of humor. Quotable Jazz collects the best of these often funny, sometimes outrageous, always enlightening quotes.
It’s all here–the vaudevillian ribaldry of Jelly Roll Morton, the warm humor of Louis Armstrong, the insight of Duke Ellington, the acerbic views of Miles Davis. These greats and many more, both well-known and unsung sidemen, hold forth on a variety of topics including women, race, the music business, the art of improvisation, and that eternal question “what is jazz and where is it going?”
Quotable Jazz is a one-of-a-kind reference that’s as essential to your jazz collection as Giant Steps or Kind of Blue. Now, for the first time, it is available as a Kindle book, making it fully searchable. Or, you can look at the sections of the book, which are arranged by quotation topics, each with a song title to summarize the flavor of the section.
“Amusing and memorable.” (Linda Piwowarczyk Chicago Sun Newspapers)
“Marshall Bowden definitely knows his stuff when it comes to jazz…While his voice is certainly one worth hearing, in his latest book, Quotable Jazz, he lets the musicians themselves do most of the talking.” (Kyle Simpler, All About Jazz)
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