At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene (BOK)

At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene (BOK)

Nat Hentoff

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Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian - 'I'm a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer' - has lived through much of jazz's history and has known many of jazz's most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten sidemen and women. This volume includes his best recent work - short essays, long interviews, and personal recollections. From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman and Quincy Jones, Hentoff brings the jazz greats to life and traces their art to gospel, blues, and many other forms of American music. "At the Jazz Band Ball" also includes Hentoff's keen, cosmopolitan observations on a wide range of issues. The book shows how jazz and education are a vital partnership, how free expression is the essence of liberty, and how social justice issues like health care and strong civil rights and liberties keep all the arts - and all members of society - strong.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Nat Hentoff
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520261136
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 23,5cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 514 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Lewis Porter Emner og form Jazz