In a series of candid interviews with jazz players, composers, and critics, Gene Lees explores racism in the past and present of jazz--both the white racism that for decades ghettoized black musicians and their music, and the prejudice that Lees documents of some black musicians against their white counterparts. With subjects ranging from Horace Silver to Dave Brubeck to Red Rodney, and a new introduction analyzing recent developments, Cats of Any Color chronicles jazz as a multiethnic art.
Author: Gene Lees Publisher: Da Capo Press Published: 02/01/2001 Pages: 264 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.53lbs Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.67d ISBN: 9780306809507
About the Author Gene Lees, three-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor award, is the author of several books and his widely acclaimed Jazzletter. He lives in Ojai, California.