At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene by Nat Hentoff,Lewis Porter PDF

By Nat Hentoff,Lewis Porter

Nat Hentoff, well known jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian—"I’m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"—has lived via a lot of jazz’s historical past and has identified a lot of jazz’s most crucial figures, frequently as good friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless recommend for the overlooked elements of jazz heritage, together with forgotten sidemen and -women. This quantity comprises his most sensible contemporary work—short essays, lengthy interviews, and private reminiscences. From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman and Quincy Jones, Hentoff brings the jazz greats to existence and strains their artwork to gospel, blues, and plenty of other kinds of yankee tune. At the Jazz Band Ball additionally contains Hentoff’s willing, cosmopolitan observations on a variety of concerns. The publication indicates how jazz and schooling are an important partnership, how unfastened expression is the essence of liberty, and the way social justice matters like overall healthiness care and powerful civil rights and liberties maintain all of the arts—and all individuals of society—strong.

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