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The Resource Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music, Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis

Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music, Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis

Label
Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music
Title
Softly, with feeling
Title remainder
Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music
Statement of responsibility
Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this biography the author tells trumpeter Joe Wilder's remarkable story, from his growing up in working-class Philadelphia to becoming one of the first 1,000 black Marines during World War II, and his achievements in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Wilder is also known as a pioneer who broke down racial barriers, the first African American to hold a principal chair in a broadway show orchestra, and one of the first Afican Americans to join a network studio orchestra. Reminiscences by Wilder and his colleagues, including renowned Philadelphia-area musicians Jimmy Heath and Buddy DeFranco place Wilder's experiences within a broader context of American musical and social history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Berger, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilder, Joe
  • Jazz musicians
  • Trumpet players
Label
Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music, Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Contents
The making of a musician : Philadelphia (1922-1938) -- From student to pro (1938-1943) -- Integration of the Armed Forces : the Montford Point Marines (1943-1946) -- Big band odyssey (1946-1950) -- New York (1950-1953) -- On the road again : Count Basie (1953-1954) -- Back on Broadway and into the studios (1954-1957) -- On staff : African American musicians and the network orchestras (1957-1964) -- A dream realized : return to classical music (1964-1974) -- Freelance (1974-1990) -- New outlets : jazz repertory and jazz parties (1990-2000) -- Passing it on : teaching, awards, and honors (2000- )
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 378 p.
Isbn
9781439911273
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043283
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861955656
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955656
  • 650259
Label
Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music, Edward Berger ; foreword by Wynton Marsalis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Contents
The making of a musician : Philadelphia (1922-1938) -- From student to pro (1938-1943) -- Integration of the Armed Forces : the Montford Point Marines (1943-1946) -- Big band odyssey (1946-1950) -- New York (1950-1953) -- On the road again : Count Basie (1953-1954) -- Back on Broadway and into the studios (1954-1957) -- On staff : African American musicians and the network orchestras (1957-1964) -- A dream realized : return to classical music (1964-1974) -- Freelance (1974-1990) -- New outlets : jazz repertory and jazz parties (1990-2000) -- Passing it on : teaching, awards, and honors (2000- )
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 378 p.
Isbn
9781439911273
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043283
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861955656
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955656
  • 650259

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