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A Biography And Discography Of Johnny Guarnieri By Derek Coller With An Appreciation By Dick Hyman


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  • (*) This Book Includes Solo Arts Label Disc 'sacd-173' Johnny Guarnieri Plays Harry Warren (free)

    Johnny Guarnieri Was One Of The Greatest Pianists Of The Swing Era. He Was A Virtuoso Soloist And A Member Of Some Of The Finest And Most Famous Jazz Bands, Big And Small. He Played Two Stints In The Benny Goodman Sextet And Big Band Beginning When He Was Only 22 Years Old. He Also Played Extensively With Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five And Shaw's Big Band, Among Many Others. He Was One Of The Most Frequently Broadcast And Recorded Jazz Artists Of The Swing Era, And The Star Of The Johnny Guarnieri Show On Wmca And Its Affiliates.

  • Here, Jazz Journalist Derek Coller Tells The Story Of This Unique Musician Beginning With His Ancestry Which Traces Its Roots To The Famous Guarnierius Family Of Violin Makers. Coller Takes His Readers Inside The Thrilling Early Days Of Jazz 's Immense Popularity In The Late 1930s And '40s When Guarnieri's Piano Sound Was Propelling The Course Of Swing Itself. After Moving From New York To Los Angeles In 1963, Guarnieri Began To Concentrate On His Solo Jazz Piano Playing, Becoming The Greatest Stride Pianist And Composer Of His Generation.

  • Mr. Coller Includes A New Essay By Dick Hyman. Mr. Hyman Describes Johnny Guarnieri's Pianistic Style And Its Place In The History Of Jazz. Then, He Presents A Fascinating Musical Analysis Of Two Of Johnny Guarnieri 's Recorded Piano Solos.

  • Finally, Mr. Coller Devotes His Famous Discographical Expertise To Cataloging The Entire Recorded Output Of Johnny Guarnieri In Exacting Detail.

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