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IMPROVISING by Whitney Balliett/JAZZ MUSICIANS TALK/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-------------IMPROVISING: SIXTEEN JAZZ MUSICIANS AND THEIR ART by Whitney Balliett. From King Oliver to Jim Hall---musicians discuss improvising.... One of the finest of all jazz writers, Whitney Balliett's ability to bring his subjects to life and somehow transform the indescribable magic of jazz into words has long put him at the top of his field. Balliett graduated from Cornell University in 1951, had a short stint at the New Yorker, wrote for the Saturday Review during 1953-57 and since then has written regularly for the New Yorker. Along with Nat Hentoff, he was the musical adviser for the remarkable "Sound of Jazz" television special in 1957. Although his own tastes in jazz leans towards swing era veterans and mainstream, Balliett has also sympathetically and definitively portrayed most of the more modern giants. His articles have been collected in revised form in many books including The Sound of Surprise (a term that he coined to describe jazz at its best), Dinosaurs in the Morning, Such Sweet Thunder, Ecstasy at the Onion, New York Notes, Improvising, Night Creature, Goodbyes and Other Messages, American Singers, American Musicians and American Musicians II, among others. You are bidding on the only stated Oxford Edition from 1977. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.--and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find MUSIC COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! OVER 3800 UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) AND GROWING!!! BOOKS ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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