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by Mike Gerber
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Jazz Journal International. In: Jazz Journal International, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 12-13. View it in the Music Periodicals Database. Drag and drop files here.
Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780907123248.
The range of his knowledge of jazz history, including the business elements of it, becomes deeply evident during the many interviews. I’ve told Gerber that I’m working to get an American publisher for Jazz Jews, and I’m sure I’ll succeed. As a member of this family, I was very pleased to find in Jazz Jews a reference to Ben Ratliff’s book The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music (St. Martin’s Griffin) concerning Ornette Coleman’s reaction to a recording by a renowned chazzan, Josef Rosenblatt. I started crying like a baby, said Ornette.
Other figures discussed in Jazz Jews include the debonair French Jewish bandleader Ray Ventura, who made lightly swinging records including a 1935 number Everything’s Fine, Milady ( Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise ), in which servants gloss over ghastly events occurring in their employer’s absence, which became emblematic of French politicians’ ongoing attempt to gloss over Europe’s slide.
Mike Gerber’s book Jazz Jews explores the role of Jews in breaking the colour bar in American jazz, and in using jazz as an instrument against apartheid and against Soviet repression, and as a means of survival in Nazi death camps. Jazz Jews also investigates the phenomenon and influence of ‘Jewish jazz’, from the Jazz Age to the present day, with extensive coverage of Israeli jazz. Mike Gerber has interviewed everyone that matters – Jews and non-Jews, Black and White, and his book includes one of the last interviews with Artie Shaw. Jazz Jews is international in scope.
Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine called him "the World's Small Business Guru.
JAZZ JEWS Mike Gerber. Five Leaves Publications, hb, £2. 9. ISBN 978 0 907123 24 8. During a discussion on the Johnny Carson television show Artie Shaw was asked what, as a child, he had wanted to be when he grew up. ‘I want to grow up and be a gentile’, Shaw had replied. Author Mike Gerber is commendably honest in admitting that the theme of Jazz Jews didn’t meet with total approval. Shaw wasn’t the only one. Several distinguished Jewish.