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Whitney Lyon Balliett (17 April 1926 – 1 February 2007) was a jazz critic and book reviewer for the New Yorker and was with the journal from 1954 until 2001.

Born in Manhattan and raised in Glen Cove, Long Island, Balliett attended Phillips Exeter Academy, where he learned to played drums in a band he summed up as “baggy Dixieland”; he played summer gigs at a Center Island yacht club.

He was drafted into the Army in 1946, interrupting his freshman year at Cornell University, to which returned to finish his degree in 1951 and where he was a member of The Delta Phi Fraternity. He then went on to a job at The New Yorker, where he was hired by Katherine White, one of the magazine’s fiction editors.

Acclaimed for his literary writing style Whitney Balliett died on 1 February 2007, aged 80, from cancer, survived by his second wife Nancy Balliett and five children.

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Total Books: 30
New York Voices Fourteen Portraits By Whitney Balliett
2006 - New York Voices Fourteen Portraits By Whitney Balliett (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781578068364
ISBN-10: 1578068363
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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American Musicians II Seventy-one Portraits in Jazz
American Singers Twenty-seven Portraits in Song
The Great Jazz Day
2002 - The Great Jazz Day (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780306811630
ISBN-10: 0306811634
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Collected Works  A Journal of Jazz 1954-2001
2002 - Collected Works a Journal of Jazz 1954-2001 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312270087
ISBN-10: 0312270089
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Collected Works  A Journal of Jazz 1954-2000
2000 - Collected Works a Journal of Jazz 1954-2000 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312202880
ISBN-10: 0312202881
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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American Musicians II Seventy-Two Portraits in Jazz
American Musicians II 71 Portraits in Jazz
1996 - American Musicians II 71 Portraits in Jazz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195095388
ISBN-10: 0195095383
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Goodbyes and Other Messages A Journal of Jazz 1981-1990
1991 - Goodbyes and Other Messages a Journal of Jazz 1981-1990 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195037579
ISBN-10: 019503757X
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference
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American Musicians 56 Portraits in Jazz
1990 - American Musicians 56 Portraits in Jazz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195060881
ISBN-10: 0195060881
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Barney Bradley and Max Sixteen Portraits in Jazz
1989 - Barney Bradley and Max Sixteen Portraits in Jazz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195061246
ISBN-10: 0195061241
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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American Musicians Fifty-six Portraits in Jazz
1986 - American Musicians Fifty-six Portraits in Jazz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195037586
ISBN-10: 0195037588
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Night Creature A Journal of Jazz 1975-1980
1981 - Night Creature a Journal of Jazz 1975-1980 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195029086
ISBN-10: 0195029089
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment
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American Singers
1979 - American Singers (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195025248
ISBN-10: 0195025245
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Improvising Sixteen Jazz Musicians and Their Art
1977 - Improvising Sixteen Jazz Musicians and Their Art (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195021493
ISBN-10: 0195021495
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The Sound of Surprise 46 Pieces on Jazz
The Sound of Surprise 46 Pieces on Jazz [Roots of Jazz] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780306775437
ISBN-10: 0306775433
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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New York Notes A Journal of Jazz 1972-1975
New York Notes a Journal of Jazz 1972-1975 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306800375
ISBN-10: 0306800373
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment
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Dinosaurs In the Morning 41 Pieces on Jazz
Dinosaurs in the Morning 41 Pieces on Jazz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780313202834
ISBN-10: 0313202834
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Alec Wilder and His Friends
Alec Wilder and His Friends (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395193983
ISBN-10: 0395193982
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