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You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat

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You Cant Steal a Gift is about the impact of American racism on Americas greatest gift to the world of music—jazz. In a work that combines memoir, oral history, and commentary, Gene Lees has crafted minibiographies of four great black musicians whom he knew well—Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, and Nat “King” Cole. Lees writes of them, “All are men who had every reason to embrace bitterness . . . and didnt.”

When Lees left Montreal to become the music and drama critic of the Louisville Times in 1955, he was shocked by the racism and segregation he found in the United States. In jazz he found a community of like-minded souls who freely shared their gifts with all lovers of music, regardless of race and condition.

About the Author

Gene Lees is a journalist and music critic, song lyricist, singer, and personal friend of several generations of jazz musicians. He is the author of Cats of Any Color and biographies of Woody Herman and Oscar Peterson. For twenty-one years he has been the publisher of the Jazzletter. Nat Hentoff is the author of Boston Boy: Growing Up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions and Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803280342
Subtitle:
Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat
Foreword:
Hentoff, Nat
Foreword:
Hentoff, Nat
Author:
Lees, Gene
Author:
Hentoff, Nat
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
United States Race relations History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20040301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
7.90x5.34x.58 in. .65 lbs.

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