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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by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
by Charles F. Stanley
by Susan Choi
by Preston Norton
"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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