(November 1997)

Dark Horse, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.95 USD; 4.15 CAD
Pages
28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Brand
Dark Horse Comics [chess piece]
Barcode
6156897513
Editing
Diana Schutz (editor); Davey Estrada (assistant editor); Mike Richardson (publisher)
Color
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Music Comics (Table of Contents)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Sacco

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can give you four L.P.s of your choice or $50 for that art ensemble album
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harvey Pekar; man
Synopsis
Harvey is trading L.P.s with another man
Keywords
Art Ensemble; money; music

[Your search for the Heart and Soul of America ends here!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, music lovers...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar
Synopsis
Harvey explains that this comic contains a collection of comics he has written (mostly about music) since 1990, many of them previously published in other magazines.
Keywords
music; Village Voice

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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The way I got into jazz was weird.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Aaron
Synopsis
How Harvey got into jazz.
Keywords
jazz; marriage; mentoring; relationships; trumpet

My Career Begins (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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Back in the summer of '59 I was really at loose ends.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Ira Gitler; Harvey Pekar; Fats Navarro; Martin Williams
Synopsis
How Harvey's jazz writing career started.
Reprints
Keywords
beatniks; black nationalism; Cafe Bizarre; Cleveland; criticism; jazz; Jazz Review; New York City

A Story About a Review (Table of Contents: 5)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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The first writing I ever had published was about jazz.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Fats Navarro; Jabbo Smith; Django Reinhardt; Tristano
Synopsis
A continuation of the story of Harvey's jazz criticism career
Reprints
Keywords
criticism; jazz

Indexer Notes

Jazz Review; Downbeat; jazz; Northern Ohio Live

Slim Gaillard (Table of Contents: 6)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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Slim Gaillard could play a lot of instruments and was a "solid" Charlie Christian-influenced guitarist, but above all he was one of jazz's great comic vocalists.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Slim Gaillard; Slam Stuart; Cab Calloway; Dizzy Gillespie; Chuck Berry; Charlie Christian; Billy Eckstine; Count Basie; Jack Kerouac
Synopsis
An appreciation of jazz musician and vocalist Slim Gaillard.
Keywords
jazz; On the Road

Jabbo Smith (Table of Contents: 7)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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Jazz Archives has just released a two-CD set by Jabbo Smith containing almost all of his 1927–1938 recorded work.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Jabbo Smith; Milt Hinton; Dizzy Gillespie; Louis Armstrong; Roy Eldridge; Henry Allen; Duke Ellington; Fats Waller; Charlie Johnson; King Oliver; Jelly Roll Morton
Synopsis
An appreciation of jazz trumpeter Jabbo Smith.
Keywords
Decca; jazz; Jazz Archives; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Rhythm Aces; trumpet

Sheila Jordan (Table of Contents: 8)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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"I don't care what I have to do."
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Sheila Jordan; Harvey Pekar; Cade Bursell; Charlie Parker; Duke Jordan; George Russell; Harvey Swartz
Synopsis
A biography and appreciation of jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan.
Keywords
Blue Note; Green Mill; Jazz Magazine; Johnstown Pennsylvania; Lambert Hendricks and Ross; marriage; New York; Skeeter Mitch and Jean; Summerhill Pennsylvania

Bill DeArango Remembers 52nd St. (Table of Contents: 9)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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"When I was discharged from the army in 1944. I moved to New York."
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Bill DeArango; Morey Feld; Don Byas; Bob Crosby; Billy Butterfield; Ben Webster; Dizzy Gillespie; Sarah Vaughn, Red Norvo; Charlie Ventura; Kenny Werner
Synopsis
Jazz guitarist Bill DeArango tells how he got started.
Keywords
Army; jazz; Three Deuces

Teo Macero (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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For over 25 years I've been going around with snatches of Teo Macero's music in my head...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Teo Macero; John Lewis; Orlando Di Girolamo; Lenny Di Jay; Lester Young; Stan Getz; Albert Ayler; John Coltrane; Charlie Mingus; Mitch Miller; Miles Davis; Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk; J. J. Johnson; Andre Kostelanetz; Lionel Hampton; John Zorn; Dave Douglas; Anthony Coleman; Roy Nathanson; Mark Ribot; Michael Dorf; Artie Shaw
Synopsis
A biography of jazz musician Teo Macero, who later became an A&R man.
Keywords
Columbia Records; Guggenheim Grant; Hava Nagila; jazz; Knitting Factory; New York City; saxophone

Sun Ra (Table of Contents: 11)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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In 1974, after visiting a buddy of mine in Chicago, I took a bus from there back to Cleveland.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Sun Ra; Harvey Pekar; Albert Ayler
Keywords
Chicago; Cleveland; jazz; Philadelphia; Sun Ra Arkestra; Toledo

Out of Williamsburg (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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Let me introduce Joe Maneri, a guy who 35 years ago, maybe earlier, was playing like the new musicians of today.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Joe Maneri; Paul Bley; George Russell; Josef Schmid; Alban Berg; Eric Leinsdorf; Gunther Schuller; Hankus Netsky; Ornette Coleman; John Coltrane; Matt Maneri; David Buchbinder
Synopsis
A biography of, and appreciation for, jazz musician Joe Maneri.
Keywords
Atlantic Records; Boston Symphony; clarinet; Flying Bulgar Band; Greek music; klezmer; Montreal Jazz Festival; New England Conservatory of Music; solfeggio; tenor saxophone; Toronto; violin; Williamsburg Brooklyn

A Rose for Greg Selker (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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So Hankus Netsky, who was, like, a student teacher, plays me a big stack of 78s he founds in his uncle's attic.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harvey Pekar; Hankus Netsky; Greg Selker; Frank London; Don Byron
Synopsis
Greg Selker tells Harvey about his origins as a jazz musician and what he's been up to recently.
Keywords
balafon; Boston; business; Canada; Cleveland; Cleveland Klezmorim; Cleveland State University; executive recruitment; Garuda; Golem; happiness; jazz; Kent State University; klezmer; Klezmer Conservatory Band; marimba; New England Conservatory of Music; travel

It Seems Like Only Yesterday (Table of Contents: 14)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Letters
Joe Sacco

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My friend Robert Crumb lived in Cleveland off and on from 1962 to 1966.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Robert Crumb; Harvey Pekar; Victor Moscoso; Alan Freed; The Who; Magic Sam; James Cotton; Muddy Waters; Alberto Gianquinto; The Beatles; Pete Townsend; John Entwhistle; Roger Daltrey; Keith Moon
Synopsis
When Harvey visited San Francisco in 1968 and saw a great show at The Fillmore featuring The Who.
Reprints
Keywords
Cleveland; counterculture; Haight Ashbury; hippies; Nevada; R&B; Rock and roll; rockabilly; San Francisco; The Fillmore; Zap Comix

Compromise (Table of Contents: 15)

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Script
Harvey Pekar
Pencils
Joe Sacco
Inks
Joe Sacco
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Sacco

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"I agree with you that Wynton Marsalis's composition is derivative and vastly overrated..."
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harvey Pekar; jazz critic; Wynton Marsalis; George Shearing; Kenny G
Synopsis
Harvey debates with another jazz critic about the merits of Wynton Marsalis
Keywords
Dixieland Revival; jazz; Pulitzer Prize
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Music Comics
  2. 1. [Your search for the Heart and Soul of America ends here!]
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. ["The way I got into jazz was weird."]
  5. 4. My Career Begins
  6. 5. A Story About a Review
  7. 6. Slim Gaillard
  8. 7. Jabbo Smith
  9. 8. Sheila Jordan
  10. 9. Bill DeArango Remembers 52nd St.
  11. 10. Teo Macero
  12. 11. Sun Ra
  13. 12. Out of Williamsburg
  14. 13. A Rose for Greg Selker
  15. 14. It Seems Like Only Yesterday
  16. 15. Compromise
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