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By Bill Moody

( + HB9064A- ask MF)"The Jazz Exiles" chronicles the expatriate flow of yankee jazz musicians in the course of the post-World struggle II period. whereas the time period "exiles" in general inspires photographs of ousted 3rd international leaders or deposed kings, it's as a lot part of the jazz vocabulary as improvization or Birdland. just like the American writers of the Nineteen Twenties who went to Europe and have become Gertrude Stein's "lost generation", jazz musicians from the us additionally made the Atlantic crossing at a gradually expanding price till the various significant names in jazz lived or labored nearly solely overseas. all through "The Jazz Exiles", the musicians converse for themselves in describing their motivation for becoming a member of the exodus to Europe that's now considered as the 3rd biggest migration in jazz historical past. The exiles contain a number of the greatest names in jazz - Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz, Benny Carter, and Bud Powell, between others. This paintings additionally assesses the influence of overseas place of dwelling at the careers of those musicians and at the heritage of jazz. Moody, a jazz musician himself, charts the circulate of yank musicians to Europe from a historic viewpoint and examines the exile adventure from a few sociological and fiscal viewpoints, all of that are components in realizing jazz historical past. With tales narrated via own interviews within the musicians' personal phrases, "The Jazz Exiles" goals to shed new gentle on America's perspective towards its personal unique artwork shape and examines the predicament of the yank artist either at domestic and in a foreign country. Jazz aficionados, rhythm and blues enthusiasts - actually, a person who appreciates American tune - may still learn the tales of those jazz exiles. " (Publisher)

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