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Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer

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240 pages

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(Meredith Music Resource). This colorful memoir of the great jazz drummer and witty storyteller recounts his life story and career through tributes, recollections and anecdotes many of them his own hilarious quips from more than 170 friends, fans, and fellow performers including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marian McPartland, Eiji Kitamura and Jeff Hamilton; musicians he mentored such as Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Dan Barrett and Scott Hamilton; and fans such as Harry Crosby, Charlie Watts, Vic Firth and Jim Keltner. His performances with Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Harry James, Supersax, Hanna-Fontana, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, the Merv Griffin Show band and over 250 albums are legendary!

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