In his 12th book, Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist, Scott Yanow discusses his beginnings in jazz, his busy career as a freelance jazz critic, memories of scores of live performances, his encounters with jazz greats, the history of the Playboy and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and his experiences as an occasional musician.
Colorful and insightful interviews of Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea and Maynard Ferguson are included along with Yanow’s thoughts on jazz criticism and six appendixes that will lead readers towards the jazz greats of the past, present and future.
Scott Yanow is one of the most prolific and widely respected jazz journalists in the business. An expert on all eras of jazz from New Orleans, swing and bebop to fusion, the avant-garde and today’s jazz scene, Yanow has been a very busy writer since 1974. In his career he has written 11 other books, over 900 liner notes, and more than 20,000 recording reviews in addition to contributing to every significant jazz magazine and participating in a countless number of projects.
– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube
P.S. Our unique programming is made possible by help from people like you. Learn how you can contribute to our efforts here: Support Jazz on the Tube
Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!
In addition to being a high art form, jazz is a subset of show business and part of show business is “business.”
In this interview with industry insider Matt Fripp, we talk about what goes into building a touring career: agents… festivals…club bookers…clever ways to get a great-looking video on the cheap… and how to put it all together to make it happen.
If you have a jazz friend who dreams of touring especially the European festival circuit (Matt has special expertise in this area) make sure they know about this interview.