Four Jazz Lives
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of Michigan Press
Series: Jazz Perspectives
Introduction to the New Edition
The Sixties, when Four Lives in the Bebop Business was written, were as wide open as American culture has been during my sixty-seven years. The Sixties were a garden of controversy, and, . . .
Introduction to the Original Edition
Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Herbie Nichols, and Jackie McLean-four profoundly different but closely related lives in the bebop business, that peculiar cross-poEination of show . . .
I. Cecil Taylor
JEANNE PHILLIPS is a black woman who has devoted much of her adult life to modem jazz. She is particular and serious, and is frequently seen in her large, . . .
II. Ornette Coleman
IN THE JAZZ circles of New York in the fall of 1959. there was an unusual feeling of apprehension and anticipation in the air. There was a musician coming. . . .
III. Herbie Nichols
THERE IS A KIND of culpability in the discovery of dead artists in that it seems almost criminal, certainly exploitative, even within the approved limits of capitalism, . . .
IV. Jackie McLean
THE OTHER MUSICIANS treated in this book have all been outsiders throughout their jazz careers. They have never been involved with the mainstream of jazz playing, . . .