Free ↠ Norman Granz By Tad Hershorn – Stevemiddleton.info
I readily recommend this bio to jazz fans Granz s impact on the music was enormous Telling the story was not easy primarily because Granz was a difficult personality, but Hershorn has done an admirable, if uneven job More emphasis on the civil rights interest even though it is somewhat dismissed in the epilogue would have helped, as would fewer lists of players even that is the kind of detail Hershorn excels at and jazz fanatics crave But Granz was an outsized character and his influenc 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 Biography, Hershorn Recounts Granz S Story Creator Of The Legendary Jam Session Concerts Known As Jazz At The Philharmonic Founder Of The Verve Record Label Pioneer Of Live Recordings And Worldwide Jazz Concert Tours Manager And Recording Producer For Numerous Stars, Including Ella Fitzgerald And Oscar Peterson. Overwhelmingly complete, unbelievably gripping That I never knew Norman Granz before this life story was published, seems almost impossible Then again, though I ve loved jazz ever since my dad got me hooked as a teen about the same time I introduced him to punk rock , I only knew the music, never those be Awesome Jazz history, especially filled in the Pablo years for me Really rewarding read. I waited a long, long time for this book It was showing up as coming soon years ago Well worth the wait Amazing story of just how much Granz did for the music and artists I love A great history of a small slice of jazz. Norman Granz deserves a statue. Really inspiring Makes you want to immediately launch into a jazz listening marathon The unique experience in music living that equal with social living and the problem.