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Art Blakey: Jazz Messenger Hardcover – September 11, 2002

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books (September 11, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825672724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825672729
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,030,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author Leslie Gourse is a devoted, ardent, painstaking biographer. -- Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

About the Author

Leslie Gourse is the award-winning author of some thirty books, including Straight, No Chaser: The Life and Genius of Thelonius Monk and Wynton Marsalis: Skain’s Domain. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, she acquired her love of jazz after moving to New York City to study creative writing at Columbia University.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By saladin on October 29, 2011
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Having seen Art's band a number of times in the 60's and 70's I was curious about his place in the scheme of jazz history. I was also friends with his wife.. Atsuko...We had taught equal parts English and Japanese to each other....The book was chronological and uneven in writing styles. It must of been dependent on who Ms. Crouse was interviewing. The latter parts had more depth that the 40's and 50's era. Still a satisfying read....Recommend to fans of his Messenger bands.
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