THE FEELING OF JAZZ by George Simon

THE FEELING OF JAZZ

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KIRKUS REVIEW

George Simon (for 18 years the editor of Metronome) has scored the feeling of jazz- in the native vernacular of the men who play it, and even though as one of them says- ""Jus' plain words can't do no good"", still- much of that special excitation and dedication comes through. In The Session here, different players discuss some of the problems of a particular world: it's hard to be a family man; it's easy to be tagged a junkie; and then there are the spectators, the jazz killers (club owners, agents), the critics; and above all- that spectrum of ""round and warm and smooth"" or ""live and angry"" or ""down-home, earthy, funky"" feelings the truly creative jazz artist touches off. Expressive, representational line drawings by Tracy Sugarman contribute-- and suggest a gift audience of devotees.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1961
Publisher: Simon & Schuster