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by Nat Hentoff

  • Author: Nat Hentoff
  • ISBN: 039440095X
  • ISBN13: 978-0394400952
  • ePub: 1218 kb | FB2: 1555 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Random House Inc; 1st edition (August 1, 1976)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Nathan Irving Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017) was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media.

Nathan Irving Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017) was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media. Hentoff was a columnist for The Village Voice from 1958 to 2009. Following his departure from The Village Voice, Hentoff became a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, continued writing his music column for The Wall Street Journal, which published his works until his death.

Nat Hentoff spent his life exploring jazz in America - its roots - its musicians and history. It's a wonderful, informative read. At times, Nat Hentoff does that same thing in his book.

In this book, he teases some great observations out of his interactions with musicians. This is where Hentoff excels because there is no chasm of understanding between them and him. This book gives us some amazing insights into Ellington, Armstrong, Parker, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Gato Barbieri and Teddy Wilson.

The book includes interviews with jazz musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington.

Nat Hentoff has been listening to jazz, blues, country, and gospel since he was eight years old and tuned in (under the bedsheets) to Fats Waller broadcasting from Chicago's Hotel Sherman during the Depression - and h. .

Nat Hentoff has been listening to jazz, blues, country, and gospel since he was eight years old and tuned in (under the bedsheets) to Fats Waller broadcasting from Chicago's Hotel Sherman during the Depression - and he has been writing about it nearly ever since, with ever-increasing passion. Nat Hentoff has been listening to jazz, blues, country, and gospel since he was eight years old and tuned in (under the bedsheets) to Fats Waller broadcasting from Chicago's Hotel Sherman during the Depression - and he has been writing about it nearly ever since, with ever-increasing passion.

Nat Hentoff was widely known as a journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as.

Nat Hentoff was widely known as a journalist, a defender of free speech and the Bill of Rights but, most of all, as a passionate advocate for jazz. He wrote more than 30 books, including the influential jazz book, Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya: The Story of Jazz As Told by the Men Who Made It ; the political critique and celebration of the First Amendment in Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other ; the wonderfully titled autobiography Boston Boy: Growing. up with Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions ; and so many others.

Jazz Country by Nat Hentoff. ISBN13: 9780060223052.

Select Format: Hardcover. Mass Market Paperback. Jazz Country by Nat Hentoff. Release Date: January 1965. Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers.

Nat Hentoff, an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and a mountain of essays on free speech, wayward politics, elegant riffs and the sweet harmonies of the Constitution, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. His son Nicholas said he was surrounded by family members and listening to Billie Holiday when he died. Mr. Hentoff wrote for The Village Voice for 50 years and also contributed to The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Down Beat magazine and dozens of other publications.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that .

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. His latest book on jazz, At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene (University California Press, 2010) brings together his writings from various publications over the last decade, most notably JazzTimes and The Wall Street Journal.

The words and music of eleven jazz greats, including Ellington, Holiday, Armstrong, Davis, and Coltrane, contribute to accounts of their lives and styles and of the nature and evolution of jazz
Haracetys
In his introduction to Jazz Is, noted jazz critic and long-time jazz fan Nat Hentoff states his purpose: "This book is a selective tribute and guide to the jazz life, the players, and the music. It is not a chronological or comprehensive history, but rather a personal exploration through variegated seminal figures of the nature of the music (and how it keeps changing). And it is about the nature of those who make the music -- temperaments as disparate as those of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. It tells too of the political economy of jazz, its internationalization, the continuing surprises of its further frontiers."

Hentoff concentrates on a number of major figures in jazz and blends his own memories of attending concerts or nightclubs and also listening to recordings with recollections of encounters or interviews with some of these musicians or their peers. Separate chapters are devoted to the following musicians: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, and Gato Barbieri. Another chapter near the end of the book focuses on what the author calls the political economy of jazz.

Although the chapters on musicians' lives and legacies make up the majority of this book, Hentoff adds to its interest by interspersing between chapters a brief collection of quotations from noted jazz musicians and critics regarding the definition of jazz. Hentoff provides no commentary on these various quotes but merely lets them stand apart from the rest of the text seemingly as a means of provoking readers' thoughts.

Anyone who has encountered Mr. Hentoff's perceptions of jazz through some of the liner notes written by him over the past few decades will recognize in this book a person with a genuine love for the music and an appreciation for its artists that borders on reverence and awe. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn about the way jazz has mattered in modern life in America.
Dori
I've been reading Hentoff for over half a century and he never disappoints. In reading him here, one has the feeling of being at his side and following him around to the many smoke-filled, darkened night spots as he made the rounds of various jazz joints over the years. Hentoff shares his own views and stories of some of jazz's biggest names and what they themselves said about their music. Recommended.
Mbon
A very readable volume with insights that make the music more interesting to listen to. I've read other works by Hentoff, and I'm a fan of his jazz journalism, not necessarily his politics or religious ideology. He devoted his life to really understanding jazz through the eyes of performers.
Agarus
A great look into the personal lives of many jazz legends. Nat Hentoff describes "ground zero" for many jazz events, as jazz was happening.
Jan
Very well written by someone who knows what they're talking about. I don't like to read about music unless it's going to give me some insight into the reason the music exists, why it's being played the way it is, or what influenced someone to push themselves to become a virtuoso. Music can transcend the mundane and allow you to communicate with the spirit; even if it's only momentary. At times, Nat Hentoff does that same thing in his book. He's a well known author on jazz and this book shows you why.
Oveley
A top pick among the hundred or so books on jazz I own... enjoyable over and over again!
Gietadia
A jazz classic.
Jazz is gives an insight into the major figures who created jazz as an art in the US. Hentoff knows many of the central figures personally, and he tells a lively story.
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