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Jake Hanna

The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer

By Maria Judge

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The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer. Meredith Music Resource. Softcover. 240 pages. Published by Meredith Music (HL.109471).

Item Number: HL.109471
ISBN 1574631926. 6x9 inches.

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!