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

Its importance lies not just in recognising the importance of a major mediator and ‘enabler’ of postwar jazz; it also models the late twentieth century shift of the jazz centre of gravity away from the US and towards international fusions. The section from which I was quoting was not discussing saxophonists, but tenor saxophonists. That’s a good bedendt.

Today we have something special for you The Jazz Book Seventh Edition: The Jazz Book digs every style it can name, and it smiles on tomorrow.

In other places, however, the book is more vital. In American-based music publication Jazz and Pop voted him Europe’s best jazz producer.

Happily, the judgments are usually accurate, fair, and savvy. Listening to the Worldand I Hear, Therefore I Existand he created a series of very successful tapes for use in meditation. Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes.

While my pleasures in flipping through The Jazz Book remain, it’s best to imagine this kind-of-encyclopedia once again falling into berndt hands of an amateur, a mere beginner. Last but not least, The Jazz Berenvt contains a spot-on discography of 65 pages that identifies critical recordings for nearly every musician mentioned in its pages.


Joachim-Ernst Berendt:

From Ragtime to the 21st Century Length: 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 moachim as Europeans. Authormusic journalist. Views Read Edit View history. Each gem was sharp-edged and clear.

On Listening to the World. In the first German edition of Berendt’s Jazz Book was published. The overriding structure of The Jazz Bookthen, is a branching tree. The Jazz Book was originally published inbut was frequently updated to take account of new developments in jazz in the ensuing decades, and remained an authoritative and reliable guide to the music for successive generations of jazz fans.

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Jazz has had a peculiar and fascinating history in Germany. He has published articles on jazz in Germany and Australia, as well as articles on German Cinema, cross-cultural film-making, and law.

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. The Seventh Edition is still mainly Berendt’s book, with Huesmann adding material on contemporary musicians that seems positively Berendt-esque.

It is to Hurley’s credit that he raises so many important issues surrounding jazz’s development in the second half of the twentieth century. Get the English book from Amazon.

Joachim-Ernst Berendt (Author of The Jazz Book)

And not just “tenorists” but those influenced by fusion. Emancipation and the dilemma of Volk -jazz Chapter 7. Finding the Blut und Boden in African roots. Here, though The Jazz Book ‘s jazz history remains joacyim, it carries nuance. And influenced by Michael Brecker. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of It’s no surprise, then, that the book still contains on page three its classic branching diagram jazs the history of jazz in the first chapter, “The Styles of Jazz”: He not only wrote The Jazz Bookbut in total 33 books, translated into 16 languages, dealing mostly with music and philosophy.


Jaazz then moves to a list of players influenced by Brecker: Joachim-Ernst Berendt was the author of one of the best known and most admired general histories of jazz. Each section of this chapter is a gem—on blues, gospel, harmony, and groove. That expert died in after publishing the sixth edition of The Jazz Book several years earlier.

He co-founded a radio station, Suedwestrundfunk, in Baden-Baden in Germany inand made many thousands of broadcasts featuring the music to which he devoted so much of his time and energy. 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 jqzz, which featured major European artists alongside the likes of George Russell and Oscar Peterson.

Oh, how I wish that it was reasonable to find yourself in a bar, arguing the merits of Wynton Kelly versus Red Garland.