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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Published January 11th by Pantheon first published 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.
From the historian Eric Hobsbawm took the pseudonym ‘Francis Newton’ and wrote a monthly column for the New Statesman on jazz – music he had loved ever since discovering it as a boy in ‘the year Adolf Hitler took power in Germany’. When they heard their song played back later, they threw down their hats and beamed with pride.
Reis rated it really liked it Jan 19, Gui Saad rated it really liked it Jun 02, Clubs are what I remember more vividly than the concerts in which visiting musicians earned their keep, though it was only in the US that I was to discover the glory of a jazz scene based primarily on clubs.
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. Ennio Villavelha rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Cristiano Panazio rated it liked it Feb 23, I also found myself a member of the global network of intellectual jazz lovers.
Clayton Whisnant rated it really liked it Aug 04, Until the great exodus of American players in the s, when the US jazz scene collapsed, few of them lived in Europe. These twin themes, as it happens, will be explored specifically at the Grand Union Orchestra’s concert in the London Jazz Festival in November, Liberation and Remembrance, which will include a piece dedicated to this remarkable man.
The jazz scene – Eric J. Hobsbawm – Google Books
At the time it was an excellent complement to Marshall Stearn’s standard, The Story of Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck.
Michael rated it it was amazing May 25, I hazz this and meeting the tragic pianist Bud Powell in his Paris hotel room, hobsbaam except when at the keyboard, are the most vivid memories of my jazz years. Newly released scrne Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, he first learned the song from Kelly Pace, a convict at the Cummins Prison Farm in Gould, Arkansas, whom he encountered in while working as a driver for the musicologist John Lomax, then travelling through the South collecting songs for the Library of Congress.
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The Jazz Scene – Eric Hobsbawm – Google Books
More to the point, being Francis Newton reinforced my contacts with those on whom the musicians depended, the agents, bookers and the rest of the pop music business world of which jazz formed a small corner. My admiration for Miles Davis was based on his records, not on any live performance I heard.
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The Short 20th Century and his recent autobiography, Interesting Times: Jazz as a Protest. A surprising number of these records had been made in the US for the British market, but hard-core aficionados, especially the small but missionary group of blues enthusiasts, also established their own jaazz for importing American discs.
Bradford rated it liked it Sep 09, Joshua Disneyq rated it liked it Jun 29, The Short 20th Century and his recent au Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck.
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