[JPL] Jazz in France

David Johnson djohnso2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 12 15:07:45 EDT 2008


I'll second Larry's recommendation on MAKING JAZZ FRENCH.  Also check around online for the Jazz in Paris CD series, which has a number of titles you might find of use.  Last but not least,  try  to find Tyler Stovall's  Paris Noir:  African-Americans in the City of Light, a good book about the 20th-century black expatriate community in general.  I copped the title for a Night Lights program, which focuses on the 1945-1970 period, but here's a link just in case you might find it of any value:


Bill Moody's book THE JAZZ EXILES might be helpful as well.

David Brent Johnson
Night Lights
WFIU-Bloomington, IN

--- On Thu, 9/11/08, Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
Subject: [JPL] Jazz in France
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 4:46 PM

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JPL'ers...some help needed. I will be giving a few lectures on jazz and one
is on American Jazz in France from the end of the first World War to about 1950
at Old Dominion University. I need to brush up in this category so any
recommendations on what to research would be greatly appreciated.

Jae Sinnett  


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