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The Resource If it swings, it's music : the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr., Gabe Baltazar Jr ; with Theo Garneau

If it swings, it's music : the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr., Gabe Baltazar Jr ; with Theo Garneau

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If it swings, it's music : the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr.
Title
If it swings, it's music
Title remainder
the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Gabe Baltazar Jr ; with Theo Garneau
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hawai'i's legendary jazz musician Gabe Baltazar Jr. has thrilled audiences since the late 1940s with his powerful and passionate playing. In this, the first book on his life and career, Gabe takes readers through the highs, lows, and in-betweens on the long road to becoming one of the very few Asian Americans who has achieved worldwide acclaim as a jazz artist. At a young age Gabe was encouraged by his father, an accomplished musician, to take up the clarinet and saxophone. As a teenager during World War II, Gabe performed with the Royal Hawaiian Band but spent his weekends playing in swing bands. After establishing himself in the West Coast jazz scene, in 1960 he rose to prominence as lead alto saxophonist of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Following a four-year stint with Kenton, Gabe worked as a valued studio musician, recording with Dizzy Gillespie, Oliver Nelson, and James Moody, among others. In 1969 he returned to Honolulu and went on to become Hawai'i's premier jazz artist, a role he admirably fulfilled for over forty years. At 82, Gabe remains active in jazz education and still performs regularly. Gabe's memorable encounters with some of the greatest names in jazz and popular entertainment will delight music fans, while readers of Hawai'i and Asian-American life-writing will find in this work a fond record of days past told with humor and heart
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digitized
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Baltazar, Gabe
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Garneau, Theo
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  • Baltazar, Gabe
  • Jazz musicians
  • Saxophonists
  • MUSIC
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Jazz musicians
  • Saxophonists
  • Hawaii
Label
If it swings, it's music : the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr., Gabe Baltazar Jr ; with Theo Garneau
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Publication
Note
"A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Music becomes a profession, Gabe a pro -- Blowing alto in the city of the angels -- 1961, an incredible year -- Scrambling '64-'65 -- Back home -- Retire? Hah!
Control code
ocn809317572
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865702
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317572
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
If it swings, it's music : the autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar, Jr., Gabe Baltazar Jr ; with Theo Garneau
Publication
Note
"A latitude 20 book."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early years -- Music becomes a profession, Gabe a pro -- Blowing alto in the city of the angels -- 1961, an incredible year -- Scrambling '64-'65 -- Back home -- Retire? Hah!
Control code
ocn809317572
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824835590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865702
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317572
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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