As Long As They Can Blow. Interracial Jazz Recording And Other Jive Before 1935

As Long As They Can Blow. Interracial Jazz Recording And Other Jive Before 1935

by Stephen Provizer
As Long As They Can Blow. Interracial Jazz Recording And Other Jive Before 1935

As Long As They Can Blow. Interracial Jazz Recording And Other Jive Before 1935

by Stephen Provizer

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Overview

The overarching goal of As Long As They Can Blow is to show the mutual respect that black and white jazz musicians had for each other and how a shared love of the music and the relative privacy of the recording studio resulted in hundreds of early interracial jazz recordings. At the book's heart is the first discography of these sessions ever put together and a concise list that can be used for quick access to those sessions. There is a brief history of the recording industry, with an emphasis on how the industry dealt with the question of race, as well as a list of formal and informal interactivity between black and white jazz musicians outside the recording studio. Finally, there is a piece in the voice of Mezz Mezzrow and one in the voice of Eddie Condon, both of whom were active in interracial sessions. The facts are there, but the author uses techniques of creative non-fiction to put them into story form.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798892923729
Publisher: Stephen Provizer
Publication date: 12/18/2023
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 176,573
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Stephen Provizer is a musician (brass) who has been writing about jazz since the 1990's. His work can be found in publications like Coda, Downbeat, Syncopated Times, AllAboutJazz.com, Forward, Artsfuse.org and at his blogs--interracialjazz.com and brilliantcornersbostonjazz.blogspot.com

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