Late Life JazzLate Life Jazz

The Life and Career of Rosemary Clooney Ken Crossland, Malcolm Macfarlane ... Late Life Jazz provides the first full, objective record of the career of Rosemary Clooney. It seeks to present material drawn from contemporary accounts of ...

Author: Ken Crossland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199798575


Page: 334

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Rosemary Clooney's 50-year career travelled a long road, from 50s novelty songs to timeless American jazz, combating personal strife and a drug-fueled mental breakdown along the way. Late Life Jazz tells the rise, fall and rise again story of America's finest girl singer.

Jos FerrerJos Ferrer

Seeing Rosemary Clooney: Girl Singer; Late Life Jazz. The Musical Comedy Man: articles in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the José Ferrer Archives. The Chase: articles and clippings in Ferrer Archives and New York Library of ...

Author: Mike Peros

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496830173


Page: 312

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José Ferrer (1912–1992) became the first Puerto Rican actor to win the Best Actor Academy Award for the 1950 film version of Cyrano de Bergerac. His iconic portrayal of the lovelorn poet/swordsman had already won him the Tony in 1947, and he would be identified with Cyrano for the rest of his life. Ferrer was a theatrical dynamo with limitless energy; in 1952 he directed Stalag 17, The Fourposter, and The Shrike (which he starred in) on Broadway, while New York City movie marquees were heralding his appearance in Anything Can Happen. At his apex in the 1950s, Ferrer was in constant demand both in theater and movies. He capitalized on his Oscar with such triumphs as Moulin Rouge and The Caine Mutiny. Not content with merely acting, Ferrer soon became a force behind the camera, acting and directing such critically well-received films as The Shrike and The Great Man. Success proved difficult to sustain. In the late 1950s, such ambitious theatrical productions as Edwin Booth and Juno were critical and commercial flops, while film studios also lost their patience with him. By the mid-1960s, Ferrer took whatever roles he could get in films, television, or regional theater. In addition, Ferrer had a turbulent personal life. His first marriage to actress Uta Hagen ended in divorce and scandal. His personal and professional relationship with his Othello costar Paul Robeson landed Ferrer before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Ferrer’s marriage to actress/dancer Phyllis Hill was marred by his infidelity, while his initial wedded bliss with singer Rosemary Clooney eroded as his career began to ebb while hers started to peak. In spite of everything, Ferrer managed to endure and was working practically right up to his death. Ferrer maintained his pride in his Puerto Rican heritage, donating his Oscar to the University of Puerto Rico while championing the work of Latino poets and playwrights. He continuously evolved, striving to remain relevant, stretching his talents (including cabaret, operas, musicals, and yes, ballet!), and writing the occasional guest column for major newspapers. Ferrer’s life is an American success story and a testament to reinvention and resilience.

Coffee Life in JapanCoffee Life in Japan

The famous live jazz café of Shinbashi, the Duet, was opened later, in 1931, setting the Shinbashi—Ginza area as a jazz venue. There you could order coffee for 15 sen—rather pricey, but there was live music there. The jazz age was of ...

Author: Merry White

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520952485


Page: 240

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This fascinating book—part ethnography, part memoir—traces Japan’s vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White traces Japan’s coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day, as uniquely Japanese ways with coffee surface in Europe and America. White’s book takes up themes as diverse as gender, privacy, perfectionism, and urbanism. She shows how coffee and coffee spaces have been central to the formation of Japanese notions about the uses of public space, social change, modernity, and pleasure. White describes how the café in Japan, from its start in 1888, has been a place to encounter new ideas and experiments in thought, behavior, sexuality , dress, and taste. It is where a person can be socially, artistically, or philosophically engaged or politically vocal. It is also, importantly, an urban oasis, where one can be private in public.

Coda MagazineCoda Magazine

1 S P WA 1 SUBSCRIBE U EXPLORING JAZZ FROM MAINSTREAM CTO. RUBY BRAFF CONTINUED . ... Braff is enjoying his late - life success , but is as ready as ever to carry the mainstream banner . " What people forget is that America is the ...



ISBN: UVA:X006069923


Page: 542

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The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CDThe Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD

And yet , just half a dozen years after his largely unreported death , a significant European jazz label is capable of releasing a valuable late live session with J.R.'s surname consistently misspelt on cover , in personnel and notes ...

Author: Richard Cook

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: UOM:39015048369345


Page: 1754

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Now fully updated--the critically acclaimed guide to the world of jazz on CDWhere can you find a complete set of Ella Fitzgerald's many songbook recordings? Who are the influences of Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., and Joshua Redman? What are the earliest available recordings of trumpeter Chet Baker? Leading critics Richard Cook and Brian Morton answer these and myriad other questions in The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD--the most comprehensive critical guide to jazz recordings available.

Chet BakerChet Baker

JAZZ he was a star at 23 years old , winner of the Critics as well as Readers Poll in Down Beat . But much of his later life was shadowed by his drug use and problems with the law . Chet Baker : His Life and Music gives for the first ...

Author: Jeroen de Valk


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110211674


Page: 320

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The text is enhanced by many photographs of Chet, his friends, and colleagues. There is a select, as well as a complete, discography."--BOOK JACKET.

Baker s Biographical Dictionary of MusiciansBaker s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books

ISBN: 0028655257


Page: 798

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This 6-volume set of Bakers covers all musical genres, with entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles of Nicolas Slonimsky. More than 15, 000 biographies span the medieval ages to the present.This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world. Bakers remains the most affordable, comprehensive and readable of all music reference works, providing everyone from the student to scholar a one-stop resource for all their music biographical needs. Some of the artists featured include: Louis Armstrong Johann Sebastian Bach The Beatles Ludwig van Beethoven James Brown John Cage Maria Callas Johnny Cash Miles Davis Claude Debussy Marvin Gaye Philip Glass George Frideric Handel Charlie Parker Luciano Pavarotti Arturo Toscanini Tom Waits And many more