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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It had a lifelong impact on my own artistic practice, and its influence remains profound 50 years on. It was in the Downbeat that I persuaded the drummer Allan Ganley — to his immense amusement — to dep for me in a gig for the Billy Cotton Band Show in hobsbwam Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
It was a good time to be writing about jazz. Years later he would add his own introduction, which Donegan copied: For those who are old enough to remember but whose memory is failing, Brian Innes was the leader of the Temperance Seven from to Books by Eric Hobsbawm. 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 jaxz on the white circuit, notably blues singers, had a genuinely informative narrative ready.
Hobsbawm Snippet view – As the Miles Sxene and Modern Jazz Quartet scores for Nouvelle Vague movies showed in the s, French intellectuals were expected to be unusually hip about modern jazz but, as usual, took little note of non-French jazz writers. Eric Hobsbawm Obituary2 October and his alter ego Francis Newton came to Oxford in the early s to address a joint meeting of the Cole Society radical historians and the University Jazz Club of which I was president at the time.
My fellow students and I were also delighted to get two speakers for the price of one! Perhaps Hosbawm’s tastiest comments are about the business side and work ethics, where his historian’s eye strips the jazz scene down to its commercial spine as the music moves from the countryside to the city and becomes professional.
Though Hobsbawm has not changed his basic text in this first American edition–a history of jazz and then discursions on the jazz scene in the early 60’s–he has added much new material, and the new text is often more spirited than the earlier.
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Rodrigo D’Alessandro rated it it was amazing Feb 20, The Short 20th Century and a memoir, Interesting Times. Eric Hobsbawmwho died on 1 October at the age of 95, was one of hhobsbawm foremost historians of the 20th century. He wrote many acclaimed historical works, including a trilogy on the nineteenth-century: Newly released from 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 Scens, then travelling through the South collecting songs for the Library of Congress.
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It was only hobbsawm my second trip in that I realised how quickly the tsunami of rock music had swept it away. 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 the prehistory of jazz, its expansion, its most celebrated musicians, and their instruments.
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Perhaps Hobsbawm’s tastiest comments are about the business side and work ethics, where his historian’s eye strips the jazz scene down to its commercial spine. Be the first to discover new talent! He does not, however, reveal his personal feelings hoobsbawm the music of Parker, Gillespie, Monk etc — that’s hobsbswm the job of the great historian. Paulo Araujo rated it it was amazing Jun 10, hobzbawm Bart rated it really liked it Apr 13, My wife, Marlene, claims that I proposed at a Bob Dylan concert.
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