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Coltrane, Evans, and other precious voices of the legendary musicians of the golden age of jazz are recorded as they are! “Conversation in Jazz Ralph J. Gleason Dialogue Collection” released
Ritto Music Co., Ltd. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Daisuke Matsumoto), which is engaged in music-related media business in the Impress Group, will release “Conversation in Jazz Ralph J. Gleason Dialogue Collection” in January 2023. It will be released on the 25th of the month.
Ralph J. Gleason, a prominent 20th-century American music journalist who was involved in the founding of the Monterey Jazz Festival and Rolling Stone. From 1959 to 1961, during the heyday of modern jazz, a collection of interviews based on tape recordings of private interviews with leading jazz musicians who visited his San Francisco home will be released. Valuable remarks by famous jazzmen such as John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, and Duke Ellington are posted, giving you an unprecedented “oral history” of jazz history. It is one book to draw.
■ Bibliographic information
Title: Conversations in Jazz Ralph J. Gleason Dialogues
Authors: Toby Gleason (editor), Yuji Odanaka (translator), Yoshio Otani (supervision and commentary)
List price: 2,500 yen + tax
Release: January 25, 2023
Publisher: Rittor Music
Product information page
Foreword Ted Gioia
Editor’s Note and Acknowledgments Toby Gleeson
Philly Joe Jones
Commentary: Yoshio Otani
Ralph J. Gleason
Jazz, rock, and popular music critic, born in New York City in 1917, the same year as Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. Alongside Nat Hentoff, one of the leading music journalists of the 20th century in the United States. Based in San Francisco, he not only set the trend for popular music on the West Coast, but his criticisms extended beyond music to include politics, society, and culture. is.
In the 1930s, while a student at Columbia University, he launched the first jazz critic magazine in the United States, and after World War II, worked as an exclusive columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. As Deputy Editor and Critic of Downbeat magazine (1948-60), he contributed to many major media outlets, including The New York Times and The Guardian. He has also interviewed leaders in jazz and popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, and written liner notes for major records. In addition to jazz, he was deeply involved in the rock field centered on the West Coast, and since the late 1960s he has evaluated and supported West Coast rock bands such as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. He was also active in the field of rock criticism, co-founding “Stone”. Founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival, which is still held in Monterey, California (1958), hosted the TV program “Jazz Casual” (KQED Public Broadcasting) (1960-68), elected Dizzy Gillespie as president Through multifaceted activities such as supporting horses (1964) and making a documentary film about Duke Ellington (1968), he spoke about the value of jazz and popular music as the basis of American culture and continued to support musicians.
Established in 1990, the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award, which has been awarded to excellent music books on popular music, will be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. & Roll Hall of Fame) and others will be revived for the first time in 20 years. The 2022 award went to “Liner Notes for the Revolution: The
Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound” by Daphne A. Brooks. Editor Toby Gleason
The eldest son of Ralph J. Gleason, who briefly served as deputy editor of Rolling Stone magazine after his father’s death. Archives such as audio and video have been preserved and introduced. He also works as a freelance producer, voice actor, narrator, and music consultant.
Translated by Yuji Odanaka
translator. His translations include “Lee Konitz Jazz Improviser’s Trajectory” (2015 DU BOOKS), “Thelonious Monk Original Jazz Story” (2017 Shinko Music), “Panonica Pursuing the Mystery of the Jazz Baroness” (Monday 2019) Publishing), and “Dialogue with Steve Lacy” (Mondaysha, 2020).
Supervision and commentary Yoshio Otani
Born in 1972. music and criticism. Play in various bands. Major publications include “Jazz and freedom go hand in hand (to hell)” (Honto Zasshisha, 2013) and “Songs to take, songs to leave” (Esquire Magazine Japan, 2009). The latest album is “Jazz Modernism”
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