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Leonard Feather

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

b. 13 September 1914, London, England, d. 22 September 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Feather advanced his musical interests by teaching himself arranging and in...

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Feather, Leonard

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Music Education and Pedagogy; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Music Criticism and Journalism. 1590 words.

Feather, Leonard (13 September 1914–22 September 1994), jazz writer and jazz and blues promoter, producer, and songwriter, was born Leonard Geoffrey Feather in London, England, the son of...

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Leonard Feather

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

b. 13 September 1914, London, England, d. 22 September 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Feather advanced his musical interests by teaching himself arranging and in...

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Feather Leonard

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 345 words.

b. 13 September 1914, London, England, d. 22 September 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying piano, Feather advanced his

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Feather, Leonard Geoffrey (1914–1994), jazz writer and promoter

Peter Gammond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1081 words.

Feather, Leonard Geoffrey (1914–1994), jazz writer and promoter, was born on 13 September 1914 at Fannat Villa, Teignmouth Road, Brondesbury, Middlesex, the son of Nathaniel Feather, who...

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Feather, Leonard (Geoffrey) (13 Sept 1914)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 914 words.

He attended St. Paul's School and University College, London (1920–32), studied the piano and the clarinet, and taught

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Feather, Leonard (1914 - 1994), writer on jazz, composer, arranger

Frankie Nemko.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 881 words.

(b London, 13 Sept 1914; d Encino, CA, 22 Sept 1994). American writer on jazz, composer and arranger of English birth. He attended St Paul’s School and University College, London (1920–32),...

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Lorraine Feather

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Billie Jane Lee Lorraine Feather, 10 September 1948, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of jazz writer Leonard Feather, her given names reflect her godmother, Billie Holiday ...

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Gitler, Ira (<i>born</i> 1928), writer

Daniel Zager.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 242 words.

(b New York, 18 Dec 1928). American writer. After attending the University of Missouri (1946–50) and Columbia University (1950) he worked for Prestige Records (1950–55). With Leonard...

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Esquire All Stars

Barry Kernfeld and Gary W. Kennedy.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 253 words.

Name applied to recording and concert groups drawn from the winners of an annual critics’ poll in Esquire magazine (late 1943 – late 1946); the poll was organized by Robert Goffin, Leonard...

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Metrojazz

Mark Gardner.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 110 words.

Record label. Established as a subsidiary of MGM in 1958, it was used to issue a series of excellent material produced by Leonard Feather; this included albums by Randy Weston and Lem...

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General

Howard Rye.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 117 words.

Record label. It was owned by the General Records Division of Consolidated Records, Inc., of New York, and is chiefly remembered for having issued recordings made by Jelly Roll Morton in...

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Jones, Etta (<i>born</i> 1928), singer

Barry Kernfeld.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 379 words.

(b Aiken, SC, 25 Nov 1928). American singer. She grew up in Detroit and New York, and began her career at the age of 16 on a tour with Buddy Johnson’s group. Leonard Feather helped to...

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Hultcrantz, Torbjörn (1937 - 1994), double bass player

Lars Westin and Barry Kernfeld.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 225 words.

(b Stockholm, 2 May 1937; d Stockholm, 18 Jan 1994). Swedish double bass player. He began piano lessons at the age of seven and took up double bass when he was 18. In 1956 he joined Lars...

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The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes

Williams Martin.

in Jazz Changes

September 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 1566 words.

The “jazz and poetry” combination was a short-lived phenomenon in the late 1950s which originated in the Bay area. Leonard Feather had this interesting idea of recording with Langston...

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Leonard, Harlan “Mike”

Barry Kernfeld.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1015 words.

jazz saxophonist and bandleader, was born Harlan Quentin Leonard in Butler, Missouri, not Kansas City, as is commonly given. Nothing is known of his parents. Leonard's nickname was...

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Rufus Hathaway

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1770–1822).

Painter. Also a medical doctor. Chiefly a portraitist, he also painted landscapes and other views, primarily as elements of interior design, and made wood carvings and...

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Sandoval, Arturo

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 717 words.

Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic Cuban Jazz musicians. Along with pianists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chucho Valdés, and saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, he is part of a younger...

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Carlisle, Una Mae

Michael J. Budds.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1330 words.

jazz pianist, singer, and composer of popular songs, was born in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Edward E. Carlisle and Mellie (maiden name unknown), a schoolteacher. The assertion...

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Navarro, Fats

Howard Brofsky.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 639 words.

jazz trumpeter, was born Theodore Navarro Jr. in Key West, Florida, to Theodore Navarro Sr. and Miriam Williams. It is believed that his father was a barber and that he was of Cuban,...

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Jones, Etta

Roxanne Y. Schwab.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 561 words.

jazz singer, was born in Aiken, South Carolina, but moved to New York City with her family at age three. At age sixteen her rhythm-and-blues vocalizations led to a spot in a local talent...

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