From the historian Eric Hobsbawm took the pseudonym ‘Francis Newton ‘ and wrote a monthly column for the New Statesman on jazz. Chronicles the origins and historical evolution of jazz, explores its significance as a vehicle of protest, and considers the styles of major musicians. Bibliogs. From one of England’s leading historians, a classic work on jazz history. Eric Hobsbawm has turned his keen eye and sharp wit to this uniquely American form of.
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He does not, however, reveal his personal feelings towards the music of Parker, Gillespie, Monk etc — that’s not uazz job of the great historian. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Still, on the road, which was their permanent way of life, the Americans were used to being asked questions by white admirers, and experienced performers who relied entirely on the white circuit, notably blues singers, had a genuinely informative narrative ready.
Perhaps Hobsbawm’s tastiest comments are about the business side and work ethics, where his historian’s hobbsbawm strips the jazz scene down to its commercial spine. Bradford sene it liked it Sep 09, Eric Hobsbawmwho died on 1 October at the age of 95, was one of the foremost historians of the 20th century.
The author exposes his likes and dislikes in his liveliest passages, and 30 years ago foresaw the spiritual ossification of Miles Davis, long before the musician buried his talent in fusion jazz.
Marcelo Geyer rated it really liked it Jan 28, Tiago Faustino rated it really liked it Aug 01, Books by Eric Hobsbawm. Rodrigo Moro rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Please provide an email address. The Short 20th Century and a memoir, Interesting Times.
Newly released from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Bobsbawm, he first learned the song from Kelly Pace, a convict at the Cummins Prison Farm in Gould, Arkansas, whom he encountered in while working jazzz a driver for the musicologist John Lomax, then travelling through the South collecting songs for the Library of Congress.
I also heard Annie Ross sing there. Birdland had put up the shutters. But could any non-musician understand what creative musicians are really about, however much he socialised with jazx Written by noted historian Hobsbawm early in his career, this book was originally published in Britain in What did it mean?
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Giovani rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Roger rated it it was ok Aug 12, I also found myself a member of the global network of intellectual jazz lovers. This book sweeps the reader along from the steamy sidewalks of New Orleans to the smoke-filled clubs of New York, an odyssey that along the way discusses From one of England’s leading historians, a classic work on jazz history.
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Two things he gets wrong in his Diary: Young and on the whole provincial, suburban and hobsbwm untaught, they were loving and propagandist critics rather than practitioners. Rodrigo D’Alessandro rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Since outside Britain these still uazz themselves as something of an underground, if no longer persecuted, musical faith, they — and especially the writers — formed a surprisingly effective international of mutual trust and help.
For those who are old enough to remember but whose memory is failing, Brian Innes was the leader of the Temperance Seven from to Refresh and try again. Luiz Daniel rated it it was amazing May 17, Fora do livro, digo uma coisa interessante sobre jxzz aqui no Brasil: He goes on to discuss the influences, the key players and the political aspects in some detail; with all the thoroughness one would expect of Hobsbawm. From one of England’s leading historians, a jszz work on jazz history.
For the best part of the next 20 years, jazz hardly existed for the young, except in the university milieu as a part of adult high culture — like classical music, only smaller.
Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. Not only did my column allow me an occasional respite from the personal and political convulsions ofthat year of Communist crisis, but it was the first time since that American jazz musicians could be heard live in Britain.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Gui Saad rated it really liked it Jun 02, The Short 20th Century and his recent autobiography, Interesting Times: Trivia About The Jazz Scene. He wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
My wife, Marlene, claims that I proposed at a Bob Dylan concert. Cristiano Panazio rated it liked it Feb 23, Until the great exodus of American players in the s, when the US jazz scene collapsed, few of them lived in Europe.
Jaroslav Dzadik rated it liked it Mar 20, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Be the first to discover new talent! Jazz as a Protest. To ask other readers questions about The Jazz Sceneplease sign up. Stateside, jazz solidarity was of more practical help.