Friday, September 11, 2009

Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz & American Culture

Hotter than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture featuring Krin Gabbard, Professor of Comparative Literature and English.

Hotter Than That, the latest book by Krin Gabbard, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, is a cultural history of the trumpet from its origins in ancient Egypt to its role in royal courts and on battlefields, and ultimately to its stunning appropriation by great jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. "This is the smartest book about a single musical instrument that I've ever read. Like Miles Davis, who attended Juilliard and apprenticed with Charlie Parker, Krin Gabbard turns his immense learning into lines that are quick, witty, and irresistibly alluring." - Robert G. O'Meally, founder of The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

Part of the Melville Library Author Series.
Date: Wednesday, September 23 at 12:45 p.m.
Location: Javits Room (2nd floor of the Melville Library)
Sponsor: University Libraries.

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