Title Classic Jazz. A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians
Book Condition Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher University of California Press 2000
0520213602 / 9780520213609
Seller ID 11554
xxiii, 337pp, illustrations. Foreword by Benny Carter. A collection of Floyd Levin's articles, published mostly in jazz magazines over a fifty-year period. The articles are organized thematically, beginning with a piece on Kid Ory's early recordings and ending with a newly written article about the campaign to put up a monument to Louis Armstrong in New Orleans. Levin gives in-depth profiles of many well-known jazz legends, such as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, and many lesser-known figures who contributed greatly to the development of jazz.