A life in jazz danny barker alyn shipton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers since the 1950s when nat hentoff and nat shapiro published heah me talkin to ya an oral history of jazz which drew heavily on danny barkers reminiscences. In late 1993 barely three months before he died of cancer jazz guitarist songwriter and all around raconteur danny barker arrived at a warehouse district studio for a photo shoot he wore a boldly patterned sport coat striped dress shirt and pinstripe slacks but after snapping a few frames . Tenor saxophonist and flutist lew tabackin is known as a forceful and dynamic soloist both in small group and big band settings his views of the jazz music scene both past and present are equally compelling recently i had the opportunity to spend several hours with mr tabackin for this interview. A life in jazz is a fantastic narrative that offers not only a window onto the history of new orleans jazz and new orleans culture but also into the heart and mind of danny barker he single handedly through an intervention saved the tradition of new orleans brass bands in the 1970s. Jazz buffs have been waiting for danny barkers full account of his life in jazz since the 1950s when nat hentoff and nat shapiro published heah me talkin to ya an oral history of jazz which drew heavily on barkers reminiscences
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