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A Jazz Discography
Editor’s Note: The current revival of interest in jazz, America’s one indisputably original contribution to world art, would have delighted no one more than the late Ralph J. Gleason, as ardent an enthusiast and as informed an explicator of the art as it has ever inspired. Gleason died suddenly last June, at the age of fifty-eight, soon after he had put the finishing touches to his book Celebrating the Duke & Louis. Bessie. Billie, Bird, Carmen, Miles. Dizzy & Other Heroes (Atlantic-Little, Brown. $8.95), which has just been published. It includes a selected discography, keyed to the artists of the title, and we are printing it here as a service to Atlantic readers, longtime and first-time listeners alike, who are collecting jazz on records and would welcome the advice of a man who knew, better than most, what he was talking about.
Daddy, You're Perfectly Swell!
Ahab in a Canoe
The Morality of Consent
Jung: And the Story of Our Time
"Mo": A Woman's View of Watergate
A Ford, Not a Lincoln
Power Shift: The Rise of the Southern Rim and Its Challenge to the Eastern Establishment
Write if You Get Work: The Best of Bob and Ray
The Homosexual Matrix
Such a Strange Lady
The New Yorker Album of Drawings
The Wind's Twelve Quarters
My Lord John
All the Strange Hours
Homer and the Heroic Age
The Gulag Archipelago 2
God Bless Pawnbrokers
Party of One: In Appreciation of Celebrities
How the Soviet Elite Lives: At Play in the Shadow of the Kremlin
The Russian upper crust have seen the future, and they know it works. Their limousines whisk them from Red Square to delicacy-stocked stores closed to ordinary folk, to stately country dachas. You might call it a Communist party conspiracy.
At the Core
A Pleasure Tree
The Lost Art of Conservation
How much energy do we waste because of errors of design, duplications of function, faulty insulation, bureaucratic muddling, and mistaken assumptions about energy needs? And how much energy can we save by recognizing— and correcting—these errors?
Hazards on the Way to the Middle Ages
A historian sets out in search of a “verray parfit gentil knight,” and encounters many surprises along the road.
Romulus and Remus, whilst suckling on that wolf, could not have anticipated what would happen to their old place once the twentieth century got hold of it. Here, through the eyes of a distinguished literary visitor, is a look at the seemingly hopeless but amiable chaos of modern-day Rome.
Emile Zola and His Friend Paul Cezanne
I Am My Own Best Friend
A Few Frissons at Forest Hills