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Leonard Feather came to New York In 1935 from London,
where he was bom. He became prominent In American jazz
circles through his contributions to Esquire, Down Beat,
Metronome, and many other publications. In addition
to his more than two hundred jazz compositions,
Mr. Feather has toured with his own show, Jazz Club U.S.A.,
and has Introduced such distinguished jazz personalities
as George Shearing. In addition to The Book of Jazz,
he is the author of Inside Bebop, The Encyclopedia of Jazz,
Inside Jazz, and The Yearbook of Jazz.
The musical illustrations In Chapter 22 were obtained from the following sources: Trumpet Blues (Roy Eldridge), Bloomdido (Charlie Parker), Confab with Bab (Johnny Hodges), The Opener (Lester Young), Platinum Love {Coleman Hawkins), Blues in B Plat {Art Tatum), Blues for the Oldest Profession (Teddy Wilson) and Hallucinations {Bud Powell) are all copyrights from the catalogue of JATAP Music Inc., and are reproduced by arrangement with Norman Granz. Je$sica*sDatt"(Jdkm "Dizzy" Gillespie) is reproduced by permission of Silhouette Music Inc. I am deeply indebted to Qulncy Jones, who worked closely with me in selecting material for the above illustrations.
Slipped Disc (Benny Goodman) was copyrighted in 1945 and is reproduced by permission of Regent Music Corp. Muggles (Louis Armstrong) was copyrighted m 1930 and 1947 and is reproduced by permission of Leeds Music Corp. Up on Teddy's Hill (Charlie Christian) is reproduced by permission of Thornwood Music Co. Indiana Winter (Jay Jay Johnson), Blue Funk (Jack Teagarden), and Monogram (Buddy De Franco) are reproduced by permission of Modem Age Music Co.
First published by Meridian Books, Inc., 1959
First printing 1959
©Copyright 1957 by Leonard Feather
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 59-7183
Manufactured in the United States of America