- Tapa blanda: 264 páginas
- Editor: Indiana Univ Pr; Edición: Pap/Com (1 de noviembre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0253356911
- ISBN-13: 978-0253356918
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Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club (Inglés) Tapa blanda – nov 2011
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An essential read for anyone who's ever stepped foot in a jazz club. * Jazzwise Magazine * Kathy Sloane's oral and pictorial history . . . is a treasure. * SF Weekly * This book, on the basis of the text alone, merits a spot on the shelf alongside the classic oral jazz histories of Nat Hentoff and Studs Terkel. * All About Jazz * Open Kathy Sloane's new book, Keystone Korner, and you can smell the cigarette smoke. Put on the accompanying CD, and you can hear Bill Evans or Stan Getz playing this cramped room in North Beach 30 or 40 years ago. October 10, 2011 * San Francisco Chronicle * The intersection of Sloane's presence and the Keystone's reputation as a venue for both premier and up-and-coming musicians resulted in an extraordinary photographic record of many of jazz's leading lights in action. * Library Journal * Oakland photographer Kathy Sloane has written a splendid history of the club, featuring interviews and more than 100 photographs of artists. . . . Keystone Korner closed in 1983, but Sloane's book re-creates it in vibrant detail. * Mercury News * From the antics of the photo-laden backroom to the underground hype of Ora Harris' Keystone Kitchen, Sloane and fellow editor Sascha Feinstein leave no stone unturned. They examine the backstories of some of Keystone's most lovable characters . . . [Keystone Korner] is a delightful sensory overload definitive of the Keystone experience. * Downbeat * Like the Keystone Korner itself, Sloane's book is a labor of love and a testament to a memorable time and place. If you were lucky enough to have been there, you can relive it; if you missed it, you can go back in time and live in the heart, art and soul of a San Francisco institution that epitomized the music and feeling of jazz. * newbooksinjazz.com * ...[A] compelling book of photographs and oral-history interviews by Kathy Sloane...paints a vivid picture of the club and its social context in the post-hippie landscape of the Bay Area. What's captured best in the recollections, and in Ms. Sloane's atmospheric black-and-white photographs, is the warmth and informality of the place. * New York Times * [T]his fantastic book . . . chronicles the incredible years of Todd [Barkan's] ownership and management of the infamous Keystone Korner jazz club, dating from the early '70's to the early '80's, in San Francisco. * robertaonthearts.com/Jazz and CabaretCorner * Jazz these days is different. The close-knit sense of community between the players and audience is rare, but Kathy Sloane's photographs preserve the spirit of Keystone. * KALW-FM * Keystone Korner is terrific as a window into a legendary jazz club in addition to serving as a coffee table book. It is a fabulos book that jazz lovers will treasure to enjoy the photographs and the story of a fabled room. * In a Blue Mood *
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During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco's Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. Tucked next to a police station in the city's North Beach area, the Keystone became known as one of the most important jazz spots in the United States. It was so beloved by musicians that superstars McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones played a benefit concert just so the club could buy a liquor license. In this book, more than 100 black and white photographs, a collage of oral histories, and a marvelous CD of recordings from the club chronicle the Keystone experience.Ver Descripción del producto
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"the number one jazz club in the world today"-Stan Getz.
"God, the music was fantastic. The sound was great, the vibe was great, the music was live."-George Cables.
"you could sleep all night in the back of the office there."-Dave Liebman.
This good, unassuming book by Kathy Sloane-who photographed and interviewed the many people in the book-is an inside, fond look at one of the best jazz clubs on the West Coast, and possibly in the U.S. Sloane has interviewed a wide spectrum of folks-from many musicians, to writers, waitresses, the soundman, and record/jazz industry people. Included are musicians Eddie Henderson, Carl Burnett, Dave Liebman, Calvin Keys, Eddie Marshall, George Cables, Ronnie Mathews, and others. There's also insights by well known jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, and others with good insight/recollections of the club and it's people-both on and off stage. Together, the photos and the interviews/recollections paint a good inside picture of the Keystone's era.
During the club's relatively short life span (approximately 10 years or so as a jazz club), jazz lovers (like me) could hear, up close, many of jazz's greatest musicians. Only about 200 fans could squeeze in at any one time, but the intimate feel was a good setting for hearing some fine jazz. The original Keystone Korner hosted musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, and many others. But new owner Todd Barkan focused strictly on jazz-good jazz. Operating (like other jazz clubs) on a very low/non-existent budget, Barkan drew many of the finest jazz musicians to the Keystone for many memorable nights of jazz. The Keystone (especially) introduced great jazz to both a newer generation, and to longtime jazz lovers, and sitting in the club was a truly memorable experience.
But this book isn't just for those who "were there"-it's for anyone who wants an inside look at the times, the music, and the atmosphere of a cool little club that featured big names in jazz. This great unassuming look at a specific place in jazz history could be easily overlooked by jazz fans-to their detriment. If jazz is your thing, and you like reading about musicians/eras/locales-you'll like this book. Even if you weren't lucky enough to sit at the Keystone, this book will put you there. The many atmospheric photographs (some fairly large size) of artists like Bobby Hutcherson, Dexter Gordon (a shot of his hand and horn is great), Betty Carter (in full swing), a smiling Percy Heath (playing his double bass), Max Roach (playing a cymbal in plaid pants), Sam Rivers and Dave Holland (on stage), Elvin Jones, Chico Freeman, and Dave Liebman (onstage and intense), and many others, helps to bring the sound of jazz alive. Other photos backstage (Carla Bley smoking her pipe and Charlie Haden in a close conversation), Pharoah Sanders (relaxing backstage) help put everything in perspective. Combined with the interviews, this is a good, personal view into a small slice of the jazz world.
Hopefully this fine book will be read by more jazz fans. Besides opening a window into the Keystone Korner world, it will serve as a launching point for jazz fans to discover some great live jazz recorded at the club. Albums by Dexter Gordon ("Nights at the Keystone"-if they're still available), Rahsaan Roland Kirk ("Bright Moments"), and Freddie Hubbard ("Keystone Bop"-both discs), and a number of others are filled with great, exciting, important jazz. Check them out. But I will say, as one critic wrote (and I paraphrase), listening to the accompanying disc while reading this book, is a real treat-it adds more flavor, and more feeling to an era now gone. Reading this book/hearing the music, is close to being in a time machine-back to a wonderful era when jazz was still going strong. And the Keystone Korner was a part of that. This book deserves to be more widely known.
This book is a valuable addition to the library of anyone who is passionately interested in America's greatest art form.
I used to work swing shift in the financial district, then head up to the Keysone after work. Saw Dexter, Red Garland, Art Blakey with an 18 year old Wynton Marsalis, all for $5 on my Keystone card. Would actually look forward to dozing off (the place was smokey and poorly ventilated) and having wild jazz dreams.
Thank you Sascha, thank you Todd, thank you Nancy (for introducing me), thank you Keystone.