Jade Visions: the Life and Music of Scott Lafaro

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Jade Visions is the first biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential jazz musicians, bassist Scott LaFaro. Best known for his landmark recordings with Bill Evans, LaFaro played bass a mere seven years before his life and career were tragically cut short by an automobile accident when he was only 25 years old. Told by his sister, this book uniquely combines family history with insight into LaFaro’s music by well-known jazz experts and musicians Gene Lees, Don Thompson, Jeff Campbell, Phil Palombi, Chuck Ralston, Barrie Kolstein, and Robert Wooley. Those interested in Bill Evans, the history of jazz, … continued below

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xxix, 322 p. : col. ill.

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LaFaro-Fernández, Helene; Ralston, Chuck; Campbell, Jeff & Palombi, Phil September 15, 2009.

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  • LaFaro-Fernandez, Helene
  • Kolstein, Barrie
  • Campbell, Jeff
  • Palombi, Phil
  • Ralston, Chuck
  • Thompson, Don
  • Wooley, Robert
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Jade Visions is the first biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential jazz musicians, bassist Scott LaFaro. Best known for his landmark recordings with Bill Evans, LaFaro played bass a mere seven years before his life and career were tragically cut short by an automobile accident when he was only 25 years old. Told by his sister, this book uniquely combines family history with insight into LaFaro’s music by well-known jazz experts and musicians Gene Lees, Don Thompson, Jeff Campbell, Phil Palombi, Chuck Ralston, Barrie Kolstein, and Robert Wooley. Those interested in Bill Evans, the history of jazz, and the lives of working musicians of the time will appreciate this exploration of LaFaro’s life and music as well as the feeling they’ve been invited into the family circle as an intimate. “Fernandez’ insightful comments about her brother offer far more than jazz scholars have ever known about this significant and somewhat enigmatic figure in the history of jazz. All in all, a very complete portrait.”—Bill Milkowski, author of Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius

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xxix, 322 p. : col. ill.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-57441-273-4
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2009016468
  • OCLC: 319247421
  • Series Number: 4
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc271372

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  • September 15, 2009

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LaFaro-Fernández, Helene; Ralston, Chuck; Campbell, Jeff & Palombi, Phil. Jade Visions: the Life and Music of Scott Lafaro, book, September 15, 2009; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc271372/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.

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