Hampton Hawes [1928–1977] was one of jazz's greatest pianists. Among his peers from California the self-taught Hawes was second only to Oscar Peterson. At the time of his celebration as New Star of the Year by downbeat magazine (1956), Hawes was already struggling with a heroin addiction that would lead to his arrest and imprisonment, and the interruption of a brilliant career. In 1963 President John F. Kennedy granted Hawes an Executive Pardon. In eloquent and humorous language Hampton Hawes tells of a life of suffering and redemption that reads like an improbable novel. Gary Giddins has called it "a major contribution to the literature of jazz." This book includes a complete discography and eight pages of photographs.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
In your world, who is alive! For three years, the dead were endless. A notebook, a bowl of divine water, to let you see your dead friends, to live by their side ... Three years ago, his parents had died in a strange way, and three years later, for no apparent reason, the same thing had taken the life of his grandma in the apartment building. 'Ah'ma became a spirit with six souls and a yin body. She treated me as her son ... ' If you want to carry a grandson, my girlfriend and I will have to ... Try to escape. By mistake, he returned to his apartment once more ... She had married two wives, one was alive and one was dead, but she was so beautiful and beautiful that she was extremely shy! I sink into the world of the dead, the wife told the living and the dead of the forced blood relatives... Who is alive in my world? Welcome to Little Red's supernatural story, group number: 597959240
Riffs & Choruses is an anthology of writings about jazz, offering a comprehensive view of the subject and containing edited pieces on the origins, history, culture and style of jazz, and also on myth, race and related areas of language, literature and film." "The collection provides a more extensive range and topic focus than any other similar anthology, complements histories of jazz and provides readings for students of music, jazz and American and popular culture. It will also appeal to the general reader who simply wants to learn more about the nature and world of jazz music [Publisher description]
In this newly expanded edition, more than 4,000 articles cover prominent African and African American individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, businesses, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, countries, and more.