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

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Discover the untold stories and intimate moments of music's greatest legends in Dan Ouellette's groundbreaking collection, The Landfill Chronicles: Unearthing Legends of Modern Music.

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.

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.

Peek behind the music scene with Dan's personal recollections and never-before-published anecdotes.

  1. Relive the last-ever interview with Frank Zappa before his untimely death from cancer. This is a poignant and unusually personal long-form interview, previously lost in the pages of a now-defunct magazine.Go behind the scenes with Joni Mitchell during the creation of her album
Shine and hear her exclusive track-by-track insights.Join Regina Carter on a journey to Genoa, Italy to play the famous Paganini Violin.Follow Dee Dee Bridgewater as she explores her African roots in Mali.Understand the political consequences of tampering with tradition through the profile of Neuvo tango pioneer Astor Piazzolla.

The Landfill Chronicles is a journey through time, featuring conversations with legendary musicians such as: 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: 9781955604154
ISBN-10: 1955604150
Publisher: Cymbal Press
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2024
Pages: 298
Language: English