For the last 25 years, Albert Murray has been one of America’s most influential writers. From his first book The Omni Americans (1970) to his current The Seven League Boots, Mr. Murray has provided a unique perspective on American culture. In Stomping the Blues (1976) he offered a compelling paradigm for the importance of jazz and blues in America and his ten year collaboration with Count Basie resulted in Basie’s definitive biography Good Morning Blues. Mr. Murray has acted as a mentor to a number of this country’s leading musicians and scholars and his efforts helped make Jazz at Lincoln Center a reality. Mr. Murray received an honorary doctorate from Hamilton College in May of 1997.
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Video is available on loan in DVD format from the Hamilton College Library, via Interlibrary Loan. Please contact your local library's Interlibrary Loan department to have them request specific items via WorldCat Resource Sharing or ALA Form. Interested scholars and jazz enthusiasts are welcome to visit the Hamilton campus and the archive room for consultation with the director. URL: http://www.hamilton.edu/jazzarchive/