[KINDLE] ✽ The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir By Mike Zwerin – Pcusati.info

[KINDLE] ✽ The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir By Mike Zwerin – Pcusati.info In His Beat Like Jaunt Through The Parisian And European Jazz Scene, Mike Zwerin Is Not Unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, Or Hunter S Thompson Writers To Whom, For Different Reasons, He Owes Some Allegiance What Makes Him Special Is His Devotion To The Troubled Musicians He Idolizes, And A Passion For Music That Is Blessedly Contagious.Many Jazz Fans Will Know Mike Zwerin For His Witty, Irreverent, And Undeniably Hip Music Reviews And Articles In The International Herald Tribune That Have Entertained Us For Decades Based In Paris, Or, Rather, Stuck There, As Zwerin Likes To Say, He Has Been A Music Critic For The Trib Since 1979 Zwerin Also Had A Distinguished Career As A Trombonist When He Was Just Eighteen Years Old, He Was Invited By Miles Davis To Play Alongside Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, And Max Roach In The Band That Was Immortalized As The Birth Of The Cool.The Parisian Jazz Chronicles Offers An Engaging Personal Account Of The Jazz Scene In Paris In The 1980s And 1990s Zwerin Writes Lovingly But Unsparingly About Figures He Knew And Interviewed Such As Dexter Gordon, Freddy Heineken, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Chet Baker, Wayne Shorter, And Melvin Van Peebles Against This Background, Zwerin Tells About His Own Life Split Allegiances To Journalism And Music, And To America And France, His Solitary Battle For Sobriety, A Failing Marriage, And Fatherhood.

10 thoughts on “The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

  1. Joan Joan says:

    A memoir in third person about a trombonist who is also the jazz reporter for the International Herald Tribune, based in Paris Short memories about jazz greats intermingled with the author s relationship with women, drugs and the world outside jazz.

  2. Charles Thiesen Charles Thiesen says:

    One of my favorite books The kind of memoir that s revealing and entertaining without being self aggrandizing A rare combination And if you re a jazz lover you MUST read this book If you don t care about jazz, though, read it anyway.

  3. Brian Brian says:

    Great book

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