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Norman Granz : the man who used jazz for justice

Author: Tad Hershorn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Any book on my life would start with my basic philosophy of fighting racial prejudice. I loved jazz, and jazz was my way of doing that," Norman Granz told Tad Hershorn during the final interviews given for this book. Granz, who died in 2001, was iconoclastic, independent, immensely influential, often thoroughly unpleasant--and one of jazz's true giants. Granz played an essential part in bringing jazz to audiences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Songs and music
Biographies
Songs
Music
Named Person: Norman Granz; Norman Granz; Norman Granz; Norman Granz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tad Hershorn
ISBN: 9780520267824 0520267826
OCLC Number: 707628353
Notes: "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Preliminary page.
Description: xii, 470 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "All I wanted was my freedom" --
"A marvelous crucible" --
Cole train --
"The opener" --
Let freedom swing --
Norman Granz versus --
Mambo jambo --
Enter Ella and Oscar --
The continental --
"I feel most at home in the studio" --
Starry nights --
"That tall old man standing next to Ella Fitzgerald" --
The jazz hurricane --
"The lost generation" --
Duke, Prez, and Billie --
Joie de Verve --
Across the sea --
"Musicians don't want to jam" --
Picasso on the beach --
"One more once" --
Takin' it on out, for good --
"Somewhere there's music."
Responsibility: Tad Hershorn ; foreword by Oscar Peterson.

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Norman Granz, who died in 2001, was iconoclastic, independent, influential, often thoroughly unpleasant - and one of jazz's true giants. This biography recounts Granz's story: creator of the  Read more...

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"This book is a valuable addition to the jazz literature." -- Norman Vickers The Jazz Society Of Pensacola "[A] diligently researched biography... [Hershorn] meticulously documents the personnel and Read more...

 
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