Doc [electronic resource] : the story of a Birmingham jazz man / Frank Adams and Burgin Mathews.
- ISBN: 0817386467 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9780817386467 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (p. cm.)
- Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : The University of Alabama Press, 2012
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Family -- The church -- Schoolboy -- "Fess" -- Outer space -- First gigs and Birmingham clubs -- Summers on the road -- Howard -- Bounce, bebop, blues, and swing -- Teacher -- Bandleader -- Friends and mentors -- Building a family, making ends meet -- The movement -- Keeping the spirit -- "Doc".
&Div&&i&Doc&/i& is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank “Doc” Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama’s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself.&br& &/div& &div& &/div& &div&&i&Doc &/i&tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. “Fess” Whatley and his time touring with Sun Ra and Duke Ellington to his own inspiring work as an educator and bandleader.&br& &/div& &div&Central to this narrative is the
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