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Jimmy Rowles

Martin Gayford recalls his encounters with pianist Jimmy Rowles, who achieved success as a soloist and vocal coach in Hollywood and taught Marilyn Monroe how to sing.

Critic Martin Gayford tells the stories of his encounters and friendships with leading jazz musicians as a fan, an amateur music promoter and, latterly, as a journalist.

Martin describes his encounters with "miscreant grandfather substitute" pianist Jimmy Rowles. Rowles's varied musical career saw him achieve success as a solo artist and the vocal coach at the Hollywood studios, where he taught Marilyn Monroe how to sing.

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Tue 26 Jul 2016 22:45

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