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Norman Vickers

JAZZ ROOM ADDITIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2021

Myself Among Others:  A Life in Music, George Wein with Nate Chinen ©2003 Da Capo Press.  Pp. 546. Wein and Chinen did a good job of detailing Wein’s career in jazz both as a pianist, nightclub owner and world jazz impresario. It is well written and contains appropriate photographs. Straighten Up and Fly Right; The…

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RECENT ADDITIONS TO JAZZ ROOM, WEST FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Local patrons of downtown branch West Florida Public can explore new additions to the collection which is currently valued at $20,000.  Most of the holdings are available for check-out. Jazz and Justice; Racism and the Political Economy of the Music, by Gerald Horne.  © 2019 Monthly Review Press.  The author, Gerald Horne, is professor of…

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Book Review: IS THAT ALL THERE IS?

IS THAT ALL THERE IS? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee Written By James Gavin Atria Books © 2014, pp.601 This interesting book about the life of vocalist Peggy Lee gives fascinating insights into the life of this iconic jazz vocalist.  I have mentioned previously the sign in our local hospital’s medical library which stated,…

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