The ghosts of Harlem : sessions with jazz legends

by O'Neal, Hank.

Format: Print Book 2009
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From 1985 to the present, Hank O'Neal interviewed 42 jazz legends who made music in Harlem during its heyday and decline. In their homes or immediate neighborhoods, he took their portraits with a large-format view camera and talked with them about what had been the best places to play, the interaction of the races, and about why the Harlem scene had faded.

For each 'session' with a jazz legend, O'Neal has supplemented the interview and portraits with many of his other photographs, historical photographs and memorabilia. From the archives of Chiaroscuro Records, O'Neal has produced a CD that accompanies the book, which features sixteen of the 'ghosts' playing at the ends of their careers, between 1972 and 1996, including Cab Calloway, Milt Hinton, Doc Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Tate, Eddie Barefield, Earl Hines, and Illinois Jacquet.

Andy Kirk
Benny Waters
Greely Walton
Tommy Benford
Doc Cheatham
Gene Prince
Ovie Alston
Eddie Durham
Cab Calloway
Benny Carter
Lawrence Lucie
Jonah Jones
Sammy Price
Johnny Williams
Eddie Barefield
Danny Barker
Milt Hinton
Sy Oliver
Buck Clayton
Bill Dillard
Maxine Sullivan
Franz Jackson
Red Richards
Erskine Hawkins
Bobby Williams
Buddy Tate
Al Casey
Harry Edison
George Kelly
Dizzy Gillespie
Jimmy Hamilton
J.C. Heard
Panama Francis
Sammy Lowe
Joe Williams
Al Cobbs
Clark Terry
Billy Taylor
Illinois Jacquet
Frank Wess
Thelma Carpenter
Major Holley
The Survivors.

Additional Information
Subjects Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews.
Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Publisher Nashville :Vanderbilt University Press,2009
Other Titles Ghosts of Harlem.
Language English
Notes "Revised and expanded from The ghosts of Harlem (Les fantômes de Harlem) : l'histoire du quartier mythique du jazz, published by Éditions Filipacchi ... (1997)"--T.p. verso.
Includes discography (p. 475-480) and index.
Description vii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 audio disc (digital : 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9780826516275 (cloth : alk. paper)
0826516270 (cloth : alk. paper)
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