The Last Balladeer : The Johnny Hartman Story Hardback
Part of the Studies in Jazz series
In The Last Balladeer, author Gregg Akkerman skillfully reveals the life-long achievements and occasional missteps of Johnny Hartman as an African-American artist dedicated to his craft.
In the first full-length biography and discography to chronicle the rhapsodic life and music of Johnny Hartman, the author completes a previously missing dimension of vocal-jazz history by documenting Hartman as the balladeer who crooned his way into so many hearts.
Backed by impeccable research but conveyed in a conversational style, this book will interest not only musicians and scholars but any fan of the Great American Songbook and the singers who brought it to life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 392 pages, 16 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Scarecrow Press
- Publication Date: 14/06/2012
- Category: Jazz
- ISBN: 9780810882812
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