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The Duke Ellington Story by Leonard Feather
The Duke Ellington Story by Leonard Feather
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Reminiscing In Tempo
Leonard Feather Allstars - Bedroom Blues
Leonard Feather Allstars - Bedroom Blues
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard Feather - Blindfold Test with Lester Young
Leonard Feather - Blindfold Test with Lester Young
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: FerriniProductions
Dorothy Donegan encounters Leonard Feather -- "Sweet Lorraine"
Dorothy Donegan encounters Leonard Feather -- "Sweet Lorraine"
Published: 2011/03/09
Channel: William Gray Harris
Whisper Not (Benny Golson -- Leonard Feather)
Whisper Not (Benny Golson -- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2010/10/28
Channel: Alexander Alabin
Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather's All Stars Jam Band - Feather Bed Blues (Concentration Camp Lament)
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
Esquire All-American - Snafu (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Esquire All-American - Snafu (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard FeaTher - For He
Leonard FeaTher - For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
Leonard Feather Allstars - Living Room Romp
Leonard Feather Allstars - Living Room Romp
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Okmusix
Long Long Journey- Mountain Grey (by Leonard Feather)
Long Long Journey- Mountain Grey (by Leonard Feather)
Published: 2011/04/28
Channel: Mountain Grey
Leonard Feather Allstars - Esquire Jump.-
Leonard Feather Allstars - Esquire Jump.-
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard Feather Allstars - Scram.-
Leonard Feather Allstars - Scram.-
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard Feather - Jammin
Leonard Feather - Jammin' the Waltz
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt - Scram (Leonard Feather)
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt - Scram (Leonard Feather)
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: snooksophile1
V-Disc 742  Duke Ellington,  Leonard Feather
V-Disc 742 Duke Ellington, Leonard Feather
Published: 2009/08/24
Channel: vdiscdaddy
Leonard Feather Allstars - Kitchen Conniption
Leonard Feather Allstars - Kitchen Conniption
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Okmusix
Leo Watson - The Snake Pit (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Leo Watson - The Snake Pit (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Okmusix
Langston Hughes Jean-Michel Basquiat Charles Mingus Leonard Feather
Langston Hughes Jean-Michel Basquiat Charles Mingus Leonard Feather
Published: 2015/12/24
Channel: Willy Nelson
Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather's All Stars Jam Band - Ocean Motion
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
Leonard Feather - Esquire Jump Part 1 - 78 rpm - Continental C6009
Leonard Feather - Esquire Jump Part 1 - 78 rpm - Continental C6009
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Robert Duijf
ESQUIRE BLUES by Leonard Feather
ESQUIRE BLUES by Leonard Feather's All Stars 1943
Published: 2009/12/11
Channel: cdbpdx
Leo Watson - Tight And Gay (1946) [Leonard Feather; Based On Cole Porter
Leo Watson - Tight And Gay (1946) [Leonard Feather; Based On Cole Porter's ''Night And Day'']
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard Feather Allstars - Thanks For The Memory.-
Leonard Feather Allstars - Thanks For The Memory.-
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Okmusix
Leonard Feather Announcement [Live]
Leonard Feather Announcement [Live]
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Billie Holiday - Topic
How Blue Can You Get (Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get (Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather's All Stars Jam Band - Men From Harlem (Tempo DI Jump)
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
How Blue Can You Get (Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get (Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
Leonard Feather Allstars - Bathroom Boogie
Leonard Feather Allstars - Bathroom Boogie
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: SpazioSonoro
Helen Humes Acc By Leonard Feather
Helen Humes Acc By Leonard Feather's Hiptet - Keep Your Mind On Me.-
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: Okmusix
Announcer: Leonard Feather
Announcer: Leonard Feather
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Oscar Pettiford - Topic
George Shearing
George Shearing's Quintet - Sorry, Wrong Rhumba (1949) [Leonard Feather]
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Okmusix
The Theme / Closing Announcement by Leonard Feather (Live)
The Theme / Closing Announcement by Leonard Feather (Live)
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: Miles Davis - Topic
Helen Humes Acc By Leonard Feather
Helen Humes Acc By Leonard Feather's Hiptet - Suspicious Blues.-
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: SpazioSonoro
George Shearing
George Shearing's Quintet - Be-Bop's Fables (1949) [Leonard Feather]
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Okmusix
Shorty Sherock & His Orchestra - The Willies (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Shorty Sherock & His Orchestra - The Willies (1946) [Leonard Feather]
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Okmusix
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
ESQUIRE SWANK by Duke Ellington intro by Leonard Feather-Esquire Jazz Band Winners
ESQUIRE SWANK by Duke Ellington intro by Leonard Feather-Esquire Jazz Band Winners
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: cdbpdx
Leo Watson - Jingle Bells (1946) [James Lord Pierpont; Arr Leonard Feather]
Leo Watson - Jingle Bells (1946) [James Lord Pierpont; Arr Leonard Feather]
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: SpazioSonoro
Leonard Feather
Leonard Feather's All Stars Jam Band - Twelve Bars Stampede
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Jazz Everyday!
GLEN GARY:  How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
GLEN GARY: How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2016/07/02
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
S.QUINTINO BIG BAND - Esquire Bounce -  Leonard Feather
S.QUINTINO BIG BAND - Esquire Bounce - Leonard Feather
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: aleandrocinci
Announcement By Leonard Feather (Live From Seven Ages Of Jazz Festival/1958)
Announcement By Leonard Feather (Live From Seven Ages Of Jazz Festival/1958)
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: Leonard Feather - Topic
Esquire All-American - Long, Long Journey (1946) [Leonard Feather] (Introduced By Duke Ellington)
Esquire All-American - Long, Long Journey (1946) [Leonard Feather] (Introduced By Duke Ellington)
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: SpazioSonoro
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
Tommy Levesk - How Blue Can You Get ( B.B King , Leonard Feather)
Tommy Levesk - How Blue Can You Get ( B.B King , Leonard Feather)
Published: 2011/11/05
Channel: Tommy Levesk
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
How Blue Can You Get? (B B King w- Leonard Feather)
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: True Love Cafe Canada 290 Dundas St E Toronto ON
Leonard Feather Announcement [Live]
Leonard Feather Announcement [Live]
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Billie Holiday - Topic
Salt Peanuts - George Wallington
Salt Peanuts - George Wallington
Published: 2012/02/01
Channel: souljazzsax1969
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Leonard Feather
Robert Goffin, Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Feather 1942.jpg
Robert Goffin, Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, and Leonard Feather (L to R) in 1942
Background information
Birth name Leonard Geoffrey Feather
Born (1914-09-13)13 September 1914
London, England
Died 22 September 1994(1994-09-22) (aged 80)
Encino, California, US
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Journalist, composer
Instruments Piano

Leonard Geoffrey Feather (13 September 1914 – 22 September 1994) was a British-born jazz pianist, composer, and producer who was best known for his music journalism and other writing.

Biography[edit]

Feather was born in London into a strictly conformist upper middle-class Jewish family. He learned to play the piano and clarinet without formal training and started writing about jazz and film by his late teens. At age of twenty-one, Feather made his first visit to the United States, and after working in the UK and the US as a record producer finally settled in New York City in 1939, where he lived until moving to Los Angeles in 1960. Feather was co-editor of Metronome magazine[1] and served as chief jazz critic for the Los Angeles Times until his death.

Feather's compositions have been widely recorded, including "Evil Gal Blues" and "Blowtop Blues" by Dinah Washington, and what is possibly his biggest hit, "How Blue Can You Get?" by blues artists Louis Jordan and B. B. King. But it was as a writer on jazz (as a journalist, critic, historian, and campaigner) that he made his biggest mark: "Feather was for a long time the most widely read and most influential writer on jazz."[2] Even jazz enthusiasts who didn't read his books and articles would have known him from the liner notes that he wrote for hundreds of jazz albums. He also has a radio show called "Platterbrains" that aired from 1953 to 1958. Feather organized the first Carnegie Hall jazz concerts, the only two jazz concerts at the original Metropolitan Opera House.[3]

He wrote the lyrics to the jazz song "Whisper Not", which were recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her 1966 Verve release of the same name.

Feather's archives are part of the International Jazz Collections at the University of Idaho Library.[4]

Feather died from complications of pneumonia in Encino, California, at the age of 80. He was the father of lyricist and songwriter Lorraine Feather.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1937–1945: Leonard Feather 1937–1945 (Classics)
  • 1951: Leonard Feather's Swingin' Swedes (Prestige)
  • 1954: Dixieland vs. Birdland (MGM)
  • 1954: Cats Vs. Chicks (MGM)
  • 1954: Winter Sequence (MGM)
  • 1956: West Coast vs. East Coast (MGM)
  • 1956: Swingin' on the Vibories (MGM)
  • 1957: Hi-Fi Suite (MGM)
  • 1957: 52nd Street (VSOP)
  • 1958: Swingin' Seasons (MGM)
  • 1959: Jazz from Two Sides (Concept)
  • 1971: Night Blooming Jazzmen featuring Kittie Doswell (Mainstream)
  • 1971: Freedom Jazz Dance (Mainstream)
  • 1971–1972: Night Blooming (Mainstream)
  • 1972: All-Stars (Mainstream)
  • 1997: Presents Bop (Tofrec)

With Langston Hughes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Miles (1989). Miles: The Autobiography. Simon & Schuster. p. 67. ISBN 978-0671725822. 
  2. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. pp. 258–259. ISBN 978-1843532569. 
  3. ^ "Leonard Feather". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Leonard Feather Jazz Collection". University of Idaho. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Watrous, Peter (24 September 1994). "Leonard Feather, 80, Composer And the Dean of Jazz Critics". The New York Times. 

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