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Jazz in the New Millennium: LIVE AND WELL

Jazz in the New Millennium: Live and Well

by Rick Mitchell

A book ready for Norman Warwick´s Bookshelf

To complement our piece yesterday in which Jenny Bray described how last year she wrote, performed both here and in the USA, released a single and recorded an album recently issued only a few weeks ago online, and has undertaken media work such as that Steve Bewick interview we featured we suggest another book you might be interested in. I doubt that such a positive title could have been employed for the book were it not for the hard work of independent artists such as Jenny, and the support of UK listing agencies and Jazz media. That she constantly delivers work deserving of wider recognition, let´s hope Jenny´s name might feature in a re-print of the book in a few years time

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of jazz in the 21st Century, with nearly 60 conversational profiles of major jazz artists, from living masters such as Wayne Shorter to rising stars such as Esperanza Spalding. The artists discuss their lives, their music, and the state of the art form. In his 6000 word introduction, author Rick Mitchell concludes that despite economic struggles, jazz is continuing to thrive creatively 100 years after its birth. In addition to black and white photographs of each artist, the book includes approximately two dozen color photographs of the artists in performance at the DaCamera Jazz Series in Houston. The book is intended for musicians and fans, and should be of special interest to jazz studies programmes at high schools, colleges and universities.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dharma Moon; No. 1 edition (August 25, 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File size ‏ : ‎ 6728 KB

Simultaneous use of devices ‏ : ‎ Unlimited

Text to speech ‏ : ‎ On

Screen reader ‏ : ‎ Compatible

Improved typography ‏ : ‎ On

X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not activated

Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Activated

Sticky Notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe

Print length ‏ : ‎ 339 pages


Rick Mitchell (left) is a longtime music journalist and radio programmer living in Houston, Texas. He is the author of the book Jazz In the New Millennium: Live and Well, published in 2014 in partnership with DaCamera of Houston.

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