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The Resource Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster, Frank Büchmann-Møller

Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster, Frank Büchmann-Møller

Label
Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster
Title
Someone to watch over me
Title remainder
the life and music of Ben Webster
Statement of responsibility
Frank Büchmann-Møller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For a half century, Ben Webster, one of the "big three" of swing tenors - along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young - was one of the best-known and most popular saxophonists." "Early in his career, Webster worked with many of the greatest orchestras of the time, including those led by Willie Bryant, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Andy Kirk, Bennie Moten, and Teddy Wilson. In 1940 Webster became Duke Ellington's first major tenor soloist, and during the next three years he played on many famous recordings, including "Cotton Tail." Someone to Watch Over Me tells, for the first time, the complete story of Ben Webster's brilliant and troubled career. For this comprehensive study of Webster, author Frank Buchmann-Moller interview more than fifty people in the United States and Europe, and he includes numerous translated excerpts from European periodicals and newspapers, none previously available in English. In addition, the author studies every know Webster recording and film, including many private recordings from Webster's home collection not available to the public."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Büchmann-Møller, Frank
Dewey number
  • 788.7/165092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.W39
LC item number
B83 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Jazz perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Ben
  • Jazz musicians
Label
Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster, Frank Büchmann-Møller
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-345), discography (pages 323-326), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kansas City childhood (1909-1927) -- From piano to saxophone (1927-1931) -- From Kansas City to New York (1931-1934) -- From smack to Duke (1934-1940) -- Golden years with Ellington (1940-1943) -- From Fifty-Second Street to Kansas City (1943-1949) -- From Kansas City to Monterey (1949-1959) -- Last years in the United States (1959-1964) -- First years in Europe (1964-1966) -- The Dutch years (1966-1969) -- The last busy years in Denmark (1969-1973)
Control code
ocm61758011
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780472114702
Lccn
2005028459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61758011
Label
Someone to watch over me : the life and music of Ben Webster, Frank Büchmann-Møller
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-345), discography (pages 323-326), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kansas City childhood (1909-1927) -- From piano to saxophone (1927-1931) -- From Kansas City to New York (1931-1934) -- From smack to Duke (1934-1940) -- Golden years with Ellington (1940-1943) -- From Fifty-Second Street to Kansas City (1943-1949) -- From Kansas City to Monterey (1949-1959) -- Last years in the United States (1959-1964) -- First years in Europe (1964-1966) -- The Dutch years (1966-1969) -- The last busy years in Denmark (1969-1973)
Control code
ocm61758011
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780472114702
Lccn
2005028459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61758011

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