• http://static.musicroom.com/img/c/lb/HL00331334/HL00331334_lb02

Lorraine Gordon: Alive At The Village Vanguard - My Life In And Out Of Jazz Time


Verisign secured

 In Stock. Usually ships in 24 hours
Other Buying Options click and collect This item is currently not available for Click and Collect

Reserve product at Store

Close






Please complete the form and click the submit button. This will notify our store that you wish to reserve this product.

Our store will contact you to confirm the reservation.

Please do not travel until the store has contacted you.


Please double check your phone number, if it is incorrect we will be unable to contact you.


We aim to get back to you within the hour, during shop hours (please see store details), to confirm your reservation. If you do not hear from us then please resend the request.

Our Price: £17.95    Change Currency
FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
Customer Rating:
Media: Book
Catalogue #: HL00331334
ISBN: 9780634073991
This Item Earns 35 Musicroom Points

Description

At age 83, Lorraine Gordon is a jazz icon who has lived more than a few lives: downtown bohemian, uptown grande dame, music business pioneer, wife, lover, mother, and finally – at a point when most women her age were just settling into grandmotherhood – owner of the most famous jazz club in the world, the Village Vanguard. The trajectory of her journey has been remarkable. The details are a Jackson Pollock-like swirl of fierce colours shot through with larger-than-life creative figures: not just jazz figures but luminaries from every point on the political, social and entertainment spectrum: from Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk to Lenny Bruce, Norman Mailer and Barbra Streisand.

The legendary Village Vanguard has been an international jazz mecca since 1935. According to New York Magazine, ‘A musician hasn't truly arrived in the jazz world until he's played at the 'Carnegie Hall of Cool,' the Village Vanguard.’

There have been over 100 ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ recordings by premier artists from John Coltrane to Wynton Marsalis.

This memoir brings you in to all the action – a must for any jazz fan!



Customer Reviews


Write Review  Write a review!


Write a review to win

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 05/01/2007
Format: Biography
Length: 288 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Author: Barry Singer; Lorraine Gordon

Share this product with your friends using the icons below.