Cats Of Any Color

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195102878
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At the heart of this work is a passionate plea to recognize jazz not as the sole property of any one group, but as an art form celebrating the human spirit.

Singers And The Song Ii

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190283998
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Gene Lees is probably the best jazz essayist in America today, and the book that consolidated his reputation was Singers and the Song, which appeared in 1987. Now this classic volume is being rereleased in an expanded edition.

Cats Of Myth

Author: Gerald Hausman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780689823206
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Today, you can still find good-luck cat charms, statues, and amulets throughout
Japan. In addition to the specific breed of cat discussed here, Japanese Zen
monasteries often house cats of any color and disposition. They are left there
because monks are generally kind and tolerant of cats. But also, perhaps,
because of the old myth of the meditative, religious nature of the cat. The monks
themselves laugh at this, however. They say that the cats keep down the mice,
and that is why they ...

You Can T Steal A Gift

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803280342
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You Can?t Steal a Gift is about the impact of American racism on America?s greatest gift to the world of music?jazz.

Friends Along The Way

Author: Gene Lees
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300099676
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In this delightful book he offers minibiographies of fifteen of these friends--some of them jazz greats, some lesser-known figures, and some up-and-comers.

Spirits Rejoice

Author: Jason C. Bivins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190230932
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New York: Hips Road, 2010. Lateef, Yusef, with Herb Boyd. The Gentle Giant:
The Autobiography of Yusef Lateef. Irvington, N.J.: Morton, 2006. Lee, Shane,
and Philip Luke Sinitiere, eds. Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the
Spiritual Marketplace. New York: New York University Press, 2009. Lees, Gene.
Cats of Any Color: Jazz, Black and White. New York: Da Capo, 1995. Leonard,
Neil. Jazz: Myth and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Levine,
Lawrence.

Knowing Jazz

Author: Ken Prouty
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 161703164X
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Works like Gene Lees's Cats of Any Color as well as James Lincoln Collier's Jazz
: The American Theme Song have, in the words of their authors, sought a more
inclusive view, though these works have been attacked by some as attempting to
diminish black artists' roles. On some level, these texts might be seen as calling
for more bounded or open perspectives on the relationships between jazz
communities and race, though rarely do they assess this topic specifically. An
important ...

International Jazz Archives Journal

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JACKSON STREET AFTER DARK: THE ROOTS OP JAZZ IN SEATTLE and
CATS OF ANT COLOR: JAZZ, BLACK AND WHITE EVELYNN HAWKINS These
people who make the restrictions, they don't know nothing about music. It's no
crime for cats of any color to get together and blow. Louis Armstrong Two books
from authors living in the western United States, Seattle, Washington, and Ojai,
California, respectively, offer some unusual insights into and facts about jazz,
both regionally ...

The New York Times Book Review

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CATS OF ANY COLOR Jazz Black and White. By Gene Lees. 246 pp. New York:
Oxford University Press. $25. By Paul Thomas EUIS ARMSTRONG'S statement "
It's no crime for cats of any color to get together and blow" provides Gene Lees
with an agenda as well as a Htitle. Mr. Lees shares Armstrong's defensive- ness.
Playing together may not be criminal, but it has been punished frequently enough
. The 10 essays in "Cats of Any Color" contain many vividly rendered interviews
and ...

The Sonneck Society Bulletin

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REVIEWS OF RECORDINGS Edited by Ann Sears Wheaton College SOME.
CATS OF ANY COLOR: JAZZ BLACK AND WHITE. By Gene Lees. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-508448-9. Pp. 246. $25.00.
DISSONANT IDENTITIES: THE ROCK W ROLL SCENE IN AUSTIN. TEXAS. By
Barry Shank. Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8195-6276-9 (
pbk.). Pp. xv, 294. $16.95 (pbk.). MUSIC GROOVES: ESSAYS AND DIALOGUES.
By Charles Keil and ...