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Conversations with Gary Giddins: On his books Jazz and Warning Shadows

photo by Herman Leonard Gary Giddins, author of Jazz and Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema Gary Giddins was a long-time columnist for the Village Voice and a preeminent jazz critic who received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years,… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Jazz Criticism

Gary Giddins __________________________________ Village Voice writer Gary Giddins, who was prominently featured in Ken Burns’ documentary Jazz, and who is the country’s preeminent jazz critic, joins us in a conversation recorded on June 20, 2003 — and then slightly revised in October — about the profession of jazz criticism. The conversation is an autobiographical look at the writer’s ascension in his field, and… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Bing Crosby

Gary Giddins, author of Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams When Gary Giddins, the jazz critic and columnist for the Village Voice, began work on an in-depth biography of Bing Crosby, many asked him, “Why?” He has explained that Crosby, perhaps the most famous entertainer in America between 1927 and 1956, has been unjustly forgotten since his death in 1977. His career statistics are astounding: nearly 400 records on the charts from… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Big Bands

Gary Giddins _____________________________________________ In the final column of his thirty year career as jazz critic of the Village Voice, Gary Giddins wrote, “I’m as besotted with jazz as ever, and expect to write about it till last call, albeit in other formats. Indeed, much in the way being hanged is said to focus the mind, this finale has made me conscious of the columns I never wrote.” He went on to lament about not… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on his book, Natural Selection

Gary Giddins, author of Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books _________________________________ Long recognized as America’s most brilliant jazz writer, the winner of many major awards — including the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award — and author of a highly popular biography of Bing Crosby, Gary Giddins has also produced a wide range of stimulating and original cultural criticism in… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Jazz Festivals

  Gary Giddins * In a wide-ranging conversation, Gary Giddins — for many years the country’s most eminent jazz critic whose most recent collection of cultural criticism is titled Natural Selection — talks about his recent trip to Brazil’s Ouro Preto International Jazz Festival, the business of jazz festivals and touring, jazz education, and the debate concerning where today’s cutting-edge of jazz resides…. […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Jazz Vocalists

Gary Giddins __________________________________ In the final column of his thirty year career as jazz critic of the Village Voice, Gary Giddins wrote, “I’m as besotted with jazz as ever, and expect to write about it till last call, albeit in other formats. Indeed, much in the way being hanged is said to focus the mind, this finale has made me conscious of the columns I never wrote.” He went on to lament about not having… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on pianist Cecil Taylor

A Conversation with Gary Giddins * Village Voice writer Gary Giddins, who was prominently featured in Ken Burns’ documentary Jazz, and who is the country’s preeminent jazz critic, joins us in a March 13, 2003 conversation about pianist Cecil Taylor. Conversation hosted by Jerry Jazz Musician publisher Joe Maita. ________________________________ photo by Tony Gieske “I accept the responsibility of having made them (choices)…. […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Underrated Jazz Musicians, Part One

Gary Giddins __________________________________ In the final column of his thirty year career as jazz critic of the Village Voice, Gary Giddins wrote, “I’m as besotted with jazz as ever, and expect to write about it till last call, albeit in other formats. Indeed, much in the way being hanged is said to focus the mind, this finale has made me conscious of the columns I never wrote.” He went on to lament about not having… […] Continue reading »

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Conversations with Gary Giddins: on Underrated Jazz Musicians, Part Two

Gary Giddins _____________________________________________ In the final column of his thirty year career as jazz critic of the Village Voice, Gary Giddins wrote, “I’m as besotted with jazz as ever, and expect to write about it till last call, albeit in other formats. Indeed, much in the way being hanged is said to focus the mind, this finale has made me conscious of the columns I never wrote.” He went on to lament about not… […] Continue reading »