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The Jazz Scene (Faber Finds) by [Eric Hobsbawm]

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Written by noted historian Hobsbawm early in his career, this book was originally published in Britain in 1959. At the time it was an excellent complement to Marshall Stearn's standard, The Story of Jazz (1957), providing the first social history of jazz from a British perspective. A brief history of jazz through the 1950s, it dealt with the music business, included a still-interesting section on jazz fans, and ended with an essay about jazz as protest. This new edition, the first published in the United States, contains 23 brief essays Hobsbawm wrote during the late Fifties, early Sixties, and mid-Eighties. It also features two provocative introductions to jazz written during the last 30 years. Although most of the text is somewhat outdated, the book can be recommended for large jazz history collections because of its useful perspective.
- David Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 1086 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 462 pages
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00LRI2YW6
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber; Main Edition (November 20, 2014)
  • Publication Date : November 20, 2014
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Marx was a jazzman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book to read!
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