The influential but controversial German writer, broadcaster, and record producer , Joachim-Ernst Berendt (–), author of the world’s best-selling jazz. Author: Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Gunther Huesmann Price: $ Format: Paperback Book:The Jazz Book (Seventh Edition): From Ragtime to the 21st. Joachim-Ernst Berendt, a German writer who was best known as a jazz critic but who was also a radio and concert producer and the author of.

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This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Doing the bossa in Berlin Chapter gerendt The 20 Best Folk Albums of Two early chapters also fare well: German musicians began, in a highly productive way, to question their all-too-eager adoption of American culture and how they sought to make valid artistic statements reflecting their identity as Europeans. At the time of the accident, he was on his way to an event promoting his latest book, an account of his experiences as an outdoor walker.

Philosophical in only small bursts, The Jazz Book was more like an interpretive encyclopedia than a history. Today joachi have something special for you The Best Jazz of The chapter on “The Elements of Jazz” has held up well or been revised for that purpose.

I loved this page as a jaxz clarity and seeming inevitability.

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Berendt seemed to have an inimitable attack as a writer—a pleasant but insistent bluntness that served to keep his book brief and cogent, if reductive. So it is no surprise that a European, German Joachim-Ernst Berendt himself, wrote the ultimate book on jazz that should not be missing in any library. The blues of German jazz Chapter 6. It was translated into 18 languages, and sold more than one and half million copies worldwide.

The Seventh Edition is still mainly Jaaz book, with Huesmann joachimm material on contemporary musicians that seems positively Berendt-esque. Up to his retirement inhe had led more than 10, broadcasts featuring the music he loved.

Paperback, 6th revised ed. The Jazz Book has always been great about this—acting as a quick berwndt of the existing literature. On Listening to the World.


Anyone looking for a basic guide to the stunningly wide spectrum of musicians and bands will find in The Jazz Book ‘s chapters on “The Instruments of Jazz” a kind of smartly annotated list. Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated. Berendt was awarded, amongst others, the critic’s award joacuim German television, the culture award of Poland, and twice the Joachimm.

The Jazz Book makes you believe that such a debate has a home, at least in its own opinionated, well-argued pages. In other places, however, the book is more vital. Here is a classic bit from The Jazz Book ‘s chapter on tenor saxophonists, which slices up of musicians into categories almost too narrow. On the uses of European jazz.

The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century by Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Gunther Huesmann

It broke the music down by decades, style periods, instruments, meanings. The founded the Berlin Jazz Days, an event which became a major European jazz festival, and arranged numerous concerts in Germany and elsewhere, including concerts linked to high-profile occasions like the Olympic Games in Munich, the World Expo in Osaka, Japan, and major events at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

He produced over albums for a variety of companies, including Columbia, World Pacific, and Atlantic, and built a highly respected catalogue under the auspices of his MPS label, which featured major European artists alongside the likes of George Russell and Oscar Peterson. It read like a beginner’s guide that was written by an expert, and a canny one. To a young jazz fan like me, this was nothing less than a mineshaft filled with diamonds. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Berenft disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

In the section on “Improvisation”, the book provides useful illustrations in the form of transcribed music on the staff, and it also makes useful ajzz to previous writing and commentary on jazz. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of hazz and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black jazs and black love.


Here was a book that did not get long-winded about this potentially blah-blah-blah topic. View Table of Contents. He was walking to an event to promote his new book Nur Gehen Only Walkinghis version of experiences with nature.

Each section of this chapter is a gem—on blues, gospel, harmony, and groove. It became a definitive book on jozchim translated into many languages and is still being updated and reprinted.

Get the English book from Amazon. Jazz and the divide between serious and entertainment music Chapter 2. This turn to philosophy also saw him becoming a disciple of the controversial Indian mystic Osho.

The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Jaaz. He then moves to a list of players influenced by Brecker: First published in as a page book, it has become the most comprehensive one-volume history of jazz pages in the German edition. And not just “tenorists” but those influenced by fusion.

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For Berendt, jazz was more than an avocation; it was a program for social and cultural reform. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Inthe music world saw amazing reissues joahim rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes.

As well as writing about jazz, Berendt was involved in the music as a record producer and concert organiser. Huesman certainly keeps this promise.

Joachim-Ernst Berendt – Wikipedia

Already during the Nazi Germany years Berendt took an interest in jazzwhich then had retreated to the underground. In their section on the ’90s, they happily categorize “nu-jazz” gets plugged, and “Drum ‘n’ jowchim meets jazz”, and how this is all separated from M-BASE music but they ultimately argue that “the future of jazz lies in its intercultural potential”. The Marco Polo of jazz Chapter Joachm and the dilemma of Volk -jazz Chapter 7.

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