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JAZZ ON FILM
by Scott Yanow
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0879307838, Paperback)Jazz on Film reviews, analyzes, and rates virtually every appearance of a jazz musician or singer on film. After presenting a detailed essay on the history of jazz on film and television, Yanow reviews and rates 1,300 movies, documentaries, shorts, videos, and DVDs. These include rare shorts from the 1920s, big-budget Hollywood films, independent productions, soundies, transcriptions made especially for television, semi-fictional movie biographies, concert films, documentaries, and many additional items.
Jazz on Film shows readers how to view the jazz legends and the greats of today, and which DVDs and videos are worth acquiring. Each film is given a 1 to 10 rating and a concise description of its contents and value. Jazz on Film covers the entire jazz field, from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, and Diana Krall. This informative book will prove invaluable to jazz and film enthusiasts and collectors.
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"Scott Yanow reviews and rates over 1,300 Hollywood movies, DVDs, videos, documentaries, shorts, and available TV specials - films that include at least a brief appearance onscreen of a jazz musician or singer. Whether you're curious about rarities from the late 1920s, Hollywood musicals that have cameos by swing big-bandleaders, fictional jazz biographies, or recent performances, you'll find information in this book. This comprehensive volume also includes an essay on the history of jazz on film."--BOOK JACKET.
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