Conversations in Jazz
Conversations in Jazz
The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews
Foreword by Ted Gioia
Edited by Toby Gleason


During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. These informal sessions, conducted mostly in Gleason's Berkeley, California, home, have never been transcribed and published in full until now.

This remarkable volume, a must-read for any jazz fan, serious musician, or musicologist, reveals fascinating, little-known details about these gifted artists, their lives, their personas, and, of course, their music. Bill Evans discusses his battle with severe depression, while John Coltrane talks about McCoy Tyner's integral role in shaping the sound of the Coltrane quartet, praising the pianist enthusiastically. Included also are interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Jon Hendricks, and the immortal Duke Ellington, plus seven more of the most notable names in twentieth-century jazz.

Title Conversations in Jazz
Subtitle The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews
Author Ralph J. Gleason
Foreword by Ted Gioia
Edited by Toby Gleason
Publisher Yale University Press
Title First Published 30 April 2016
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 296 p.
ISBN-10 0300214529
ISBN-13 9780300214529
Publication Date 30 April 2016
Main content page count 296
Weight 32 oz.
 


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