- Series: Third Ear
- Paperback: 520 pages
- Publisher: Backbeat; First Edition edition (April 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780879306007
- ISBN-13: 978-0879306007
- ASIN: 0879306009
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Swing : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion Paperback – April 1, 2000
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The debut title in Miller Freeman's new "Third Ear" series ("designed to offer fresh perspectives on the breadth and depth of rich music genres"), this work encompasses the golden era of Swing (1935-46) in addition to the 1990s "Retro Swing" movement. Yanow, author of Duke Ellington and an editor of All Music Guide to Jazz, opted to class the more than 500 entries by musical specialty (Trumpeters, Guitarists, Female Vocalists, etc.) instead of using a straightforward A-Z organization. This approach effectively shows the threads of commonality and influence among the various performers in most of Swing's permutations. While he notes in his introduction the difficulty in choosing what and what not to include (Western Swing and 1950s Cool Jazz being the two genres that take the biggest hits), Yanow nevertheless offers excellent coverage, presenting reviews and ratings for 1500 recordings. A refreshingly non-verbose writing style and useful indexing make this a valuable reference. Besides showing Swing's importance in shaping American popular music, Yanow's book is also just plain fun to read. Recommended for all popular music collections.DDavid M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ. Law Sch. Lib., Boston, MA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Profiles more than 500 musicians--including arrangers, band leaders, composers, players, sidemen, and vocalists--and reviews and rates some 1,500 recordings. REVWR
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The mini-biographies are OK, but don't distinguish the best from the rest very well. There's little here that isn't covered better in the Penguin Guide, or on The Web. Well, he does cover the "Swing Revival" bands, but I've listened to some of the groups he lauds and found them a pale shadow of the real stuff from the '40s.
My copy ended up in the garbage pail.
This book is the phone-book sized tome is an incredible piece of scholarship. If you have any interest at all in Swing or jazz, this will be an invaluable help in finding good things to listen to. I have a fair number of CDs from this era, but after taking just the first flip through this, I can see that I have a ton of great shopping ahead of me. Yippee!!!!