On the Shoulders of Giants, Vol 4

Jazz Lights Up Harlem
CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: CF335
Released: Nov 04, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436189996
Narrator/s: Stanley Crouch
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The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners back to the Harlem Renaissance-a time and place when jazz was king. Famed jazz critic Stanley Crouch narrates as Kareem shares thoughts on this distinctly American musical style and its profound influence. Also offering insights are such iconic figures as Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Maya Angelou.


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On the Shoulders of Giants, Vol 4
Product Number: BX00004894
Product Number:Z3390
Product Number:CF335

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Author(s): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Narrator(s): Stanley Crouch
Product Number Z3390
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108984

Professional reviews

"For those who love jazz, this audiobook provides valuable historical information on its development and influence on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Unfortunately, what one doesn't hear is a lot of music, only descriptions of different styles and musicians. The main narrator is critic Stanley Crouch, but Abdul-Jabbar, Quincy Jones, will.i.am, and other celebrities also take part. Crouch has a voice that sounds as if he has a mouthful of molasses, only scratchier, and he tells tales of musicians with gusto. He's understandable, and his pacing is fine, but it takes a few moments to get used to him. Abdul-Jabbar asks questions and talks about his jazz-infused home in a conversational, genial manner. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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