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Book: Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival

Chapter: Chicago Sketches

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23952


Beginning in 1938, Bill began his career as a writer specializing in jazz music. First piece
for Hugues Panassié on boogie-woogie piano music. He talks about his research into early
jazz musicians’ lives for the book Jazzmen. Interviews Louis Armstrong for first discography
of Louis, and his meeting with John Cage and Merce Cunningham.

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