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Author Hershorn, Tad

Title Norman Granz : the Man Who Used Jazz for Justice
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (502 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prologue: "I Made Things Work"; 1 "All I Wanted Was My Freedom"; 2 "A Marvelous Crucible"; 3 Cole Train; 4 "The Opener"; 5 Let Freedom Swing; 6 Norman Granz versus . . .; 7 Mambo Jambo; 8 Enter Ella and Oscar; 9 The Continental; 10 "I Feel Most at Home in the Studio"; 11 Starry Nights; 12 "That Tall Old Man Standing Next to Ella Fitzgerald"; 13 The Jazz Hurricane; 14 "The Lost Generation"; 15 Duke, Prez, and Billie; 16 Joie de Verve; 17 Across the Sea; 18 "Musicians Don't Want to Jam"; 19 Picasso on the Beach; 20 "One More Once."
21 Takin' It on Out--for Good22 "Somewhere There's Music"; Epilogue: "My Career, Such As It Is . . ."; Acknowledgments; Chronology; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary "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 around the world, defying racial and social prejudice as he did so, and demanding that African-American performers be treated equally everywhere they toured. In this definitive biogra
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Granz, Norman, 1918-2001.
Granz, Norman, 1918-2001 fast (OCoLC)fst00186106
Granz, Norman 1918-2001 gnd
Subject Impresarios -- United States -- Biography
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography
Jazz -- History and criticism
Music -- Social aspects -- United States
African American musicians -- Biography
African American musicians -- United States
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Songs and music
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Jazz.
African American musicians.
Civil rights movements.
Jazz musicians.
Music -- Social aspects.
Jazz -- historia.
Jazz -- sociala aspekter.
Jazz -- politiska aspekter.
United States.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Songs and music.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011011292
ISBN 9780520949775