Leonard Feather's Jazz Scrapbook
September 23, 2003 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Hooray For Leonard Feather's Scrapbook: Here's something wonderful to go with proud owners of his epochal Biographical Encylopedia of Jazz . Seminal articles and delicious jazz clips (Quicktime req.) are part of the pleasure.
posted by MiguelCardoso (4 comments total)
Damn Miguel, sweet post. Thanks!

(semi-related: I know there've been posts about Bill Gottlieb here as well, one major treasure of mine on the wall is a signed original of a shot he did of Ella and Diz together).

Meanwhile, the Feather link is a gem, thanks for the head's up Miguel...
posted by bluedaniel at 11:42 AM on September 23, 2003

On preview, two outstanding pages:

Letter to Esquire. My imagination pictures all these musical figures gathered in a single spot for the signing. Both heady and heavy.

The Blindfold Test. "... Ellington - in lounging pajamas in his dressing room - lying on a couch with a washcloth over his eyes, and pointing ceilingward as he declares 'That guy is gone!'"

Thanks again, Miguel!
posted by LinusMines at 12:39 PM on September 23, 2003

Great find, Miguel! And what I wouldn't give (a lot more than $12.50) to have been able to take this course:
Goffin had the bright idea to create the first officially sponsored course on jazz history. It was given in February of 1942, at New York's New School for Social Research, at a cost of $1.10 per lecture. Guest speaker-performers included Louis Armstrong, Bobby Hackett, Benny Carter and Sidney Bechet. The course was a success, and was repeated in the fall.
posted by languagehat at 2:04 PM on September 23, 2003

Hey, thanks. You're very welcome, guys. I stumbled across it when I was looking for Ella links.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:19 PM on September 23, 2003

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