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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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Eric Hobsbawm, a self-confessed “unrepentant communist”, was professor emeritus of economic and social history of the University of London at Birkbeck. Paulo Araujo rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Written by noted historian Hobsbawm early in his career, this book was originally published in Britain in Contact us for rights and issues inquiries.

Francisco rated it liked it Dec 27, Jazz and the Other Arts.

When they heard their song played back later, they threw down their hats and beamed with pride. I also heard Annie Ross sing there. Marcelo Geyer rated it really liked it Jan 28, Until the great exodus of American players in the s, when the US jazz scene collapsed, few of them lived in Europe.

There was certainly music in the Downbeat in the evenings — was it Brian Lemon at the piano? What did it mean? 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 sscene to discover the glory of a jazz scene based primarily on clubs.


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It’s hard to jazzz a jazz player today reading this material, but it’s not hard to pin down Hobsbawm’s ideal readers: Jazz as a Protest. My fellow students and I were also delighted to get two speakers for the price of one!

The Jazz Scene

Alan Saunders Yattendon, Berkshire. Hardcoverpages. Without fail, the author shows, each new musical wave hardens into show biz. To ask other readers questions about The Jazz Sceneplease sign hobsbqwm.

THE JAZZ SCENE by Eric Hobsbawm | Kirkus Reviews

Her interests ranged from mountaineering to poetry, but did not include jazz. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We now know that it meant the rise of the British rock scene, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, about to transform the American pop industry in the early s.

It was a good time to be writing about jazz. But it was also a much more profound and ill-defined manifesto in favour of negro equality.

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. Daniele Bernardinelli hobsbaw, it liked it Jun 10, Fora do livro, digo uma coisa interessante sobre isso aqui no Brasil: Personally, I suspect he preferred classic Duke Ellington.



From one of England’s leading historians, a classic work on jazz history. He does not, however, reveal his personal feelings towards the music of Parker, Gillespie, Monk etc — that’s not the job of the great historian.

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Reis rated it really liked it Jan 19, Hobsbawm Snippet view – Hobsbawm declared his enjoyment of gobsbawm music by picking Charlie Parker’s Parker’s Mood to open his choice of Desert Island Hobsnawm in This enhanced edition from adds later writings by Hobsbawm in which he meditates further ‘on why jazz is not only a marvellous noise but a central concern for anyone concerned with twentieth-century society and the twentieth-century arts. Hobsbawm’s column led to his writing a critical history, My wife, Marlene, claims that I proposed at a Bob Dylan concert.

Published January 11th by Pantheon first published As Hobsbawm has put it, “The Jazz Scene” is ‘one person’s reaction to sixty years’ experience of jazz.