The Landfill Chronicles - Unearthing Legends of Modern Music (Paperback)

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Dive into the captivating world of music with Dan Ouellette's remarkable collection, The Landfill Chronicles: Unearthing Legends of Modern Music.

For over four decades, Dan Ouellette has been at the forefront of music journalism, chronicling the lives and careers of the legends who shape modern music. His interviews and writing about giants of jazz, blues, rock, and pop have graced the pages of magazines like DownBeat and Billboard, and newspapers from coast-to-coast.

While some of these articles are available digitally, many of them had been lost forever, destined to be remain buried in landfills. Dan has unearthed these gems, provided additional material, and added his own recollections about meeting the artists who made music history.

Part memoir, part archive, and wholly entertaining, these articles shed light on musicians' innermost thoughts at crucial points in their storied careers.

Many of the articles in this collection are writer's cuts, longer versions of what eventually appeared in print form. They are a fan's dream- unpublished anecdotes and never before told stories about the music and musicians we love.

Musicians profiled range from jazz greats like Wayne Shorter, Carla Bley, and Wynton Marsalis to rock legends like Lou Reed, David Byrne, and Elvis Costello.

The Landfill Chronicles features the last Frank Zappa interview before his untimely death from cancer. This poignant and unusually personal long-form interview was written for the long-shuttered Tower Records monthly magazine Pulse . It was only on shelves for a month before being hauled away to the landfill. A diehard Zappa fan or two has scanned the shorter version of this article, but this is the first time the full interview has been published.

An exclusive chapter on Joni Mitchell includes material written as part of the production of her album Shine in 2007, her first album of new material in ten years. These pages document an unpublished record of relaxed conversations at her home in which she reflects on her life and career while providing track-by-track insights into this important album.

Readers will find three "writer's-cut" travel tales, including two cover stories: Regina Carter's pilgrimage to meet a famous, guard-protected violin in Genoa, Italy, and Dee Dee Bridgewater seeking her African roots in Mali. There's another DownBeat profile on South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) interviewed in his hometown of Cape Town and a decade later at an Austrian festival.

The Landfill Chronicles is a reflection on meaningful and ultimately historical conversations Dan had with an amazing collection of musicians, including: John Abercrombie, Laurie Anderson, Carla Bley, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Byrne, Regina Carter, Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Charlie Haden, John Lee Hooker, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Keith Jarrett, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Joni Mitchell, Jason Moran, Astor Piazzolla, Lou Reed, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Smith, esperanza spalding, Saxophone Summit, Henry Threadgill, McCoy Tyner, and Frank Zappa.

Experience the magic of musical storytelling like never before. Pick up your copy of The Landfill Chronicles today and embark on a journey through the extraordinary lives of music's most enduring icons.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781955604147
ISBN-10: 1955604142
Publisher: Cymbal Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2024
Pages: 298
Language: English