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Jazz Jews

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Published by Five Leaves in Nottingham .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 630-634) and index.

StatementMichael Gerber
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML385 .G455 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination656 p. :
Number of Pages656
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24527083M
ISBN 100907123244
ISBN 109780907123248
LC Control Number2010399269
OCLC/WorldCa276224561


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Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity, a new book by Charles Hersch, chair of the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University, seeks to answer these question and shed light on how jazz music reflected and influenced “Jewishness” in 20 th Century America.

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Frankfurter defended the Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity explores the meaning of Jewish involvement in the world of American jazz. It focuses on the ways prominent jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney have engaged with jazz in order to explore and construct ethnic by: 1.

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It is structured around three case studies of what Alexander misleadlingly calls “outsider identification”: the lives and careers of Arnold Rothstein, Felix Frankfurter, and Al Jolson. Strangely, Alexander uses these three men.