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

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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 recognized a lot of jazz’s most vital figures, frequently as pal and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless suggest for the overlooked components of jazz background, together with forgotten sidemen and -women. This quantity comprises his top 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 lifestyles and strains their paintings to gospel, blues, and lots of different kinds of yankee song. At the Jazz Band Ball additionally comprises Hentoff’s willing, cosmopolitan observations on a variety of matters. The e-book indicates how jazz and schooling are an important partnership, how loose expression is the essence of liberty, and the way social justice matters like health and wellbeing care and robust civil rights and liberties hold all of the arts—and all individuals of society—strong.

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