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Harlem Jazz Adventures : A European Baron's Memoir, 1934-1969.

Author/Creator:
Rosenkrantz, Timme.
Publication:
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (254 pages)
Series:
Studies in Jazz
Studies in Jazz
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Subjects:
Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Timme Rosenkrantz (1911-1969) was a journalist, author, concert and record producer, broadcaster, and entrepreneur with a consuming passion for jazz and little head for business. He was the first European journalist to cover the jazz scene in Harlem from 1934 to 1969. In this English translation and adaptation of the original Danish-language memoir published in 1964, Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron's Memoir, 1934-1969 recounts Rosenkrantz's happy stranding in New York City, where he would record jazz artists and bands in his midtown apartment, organize his own jazz band, and run a record shop with his life companion, the black journalist and singer Inez Cavanaugh. Jazz lovers and social historians interested in the intersection of race and the music business will find in Rosenkrantz's memoir an invaluable primary source on Harlem's social scene and its musical legacy.
Contents:
Intro
Preview
I Remember Timme
Tusind Tak
A Word from the Adapter
Now I've Done It
Part I: 1934
Chapter 1: Get Off at 125th Street, and God Be with You
Chapter 2: Don Redman Sparks the Apollo, John Hammond Offers a Tour
Chapter 3: Stompin' at the Savoy to Mighty Chick Webb
Chapter 4: Take Off Those Shades, We Know Who You Are!
Chapter 5: Scat Master Leo Watson Zaps It with "Z-o-o-o-t!"
Chapter 6: From Met Opera to Empire Ballroom-and Benny Carter
Chapter 7: At the Shim Sham, a Date with Young Billie Holiday
Chapter 8: Jake Vandermeulen Loses Everything but His Shorts
Chapter 9: At Beefsteak Charlie's, There's Adrian Rollini
Chapter 10: Who Said Danish Baron? Why, He's Just a Gigolo!
Chapter 11: "My Technique Terrifies Me!" Says Willie "The Lion" Smith
Chapter 12: Art Tatum Is Down at Basement Brown's!
Chapter 13: To Fats Waller with Love, Honeysuckle Rosenkrantz
Chapter 14: Mezz Mezzrow Puts Timme on a Little Pink Cloud
Chapter 15: Canceled: Josh Billings's Greenwich Village Gig
Chapter 16: At Timme's Farewell Party, Fats Waller Takes a Bath
Part II: 1936-1969
Chapter 17: Checking Out Harlem's Other Halls of Pleasure
Chapter 18: Voutie! Slim and Slam, Wow! Inez Cavanaugh
Chapter 19: Plugging a Tune to W. C. Handy, Cutting a Record for RCA Victor
Chapter 20: Louis Armstrong Kick-Starts the Mel-O-Dee Music Shop
Chapter 21: Harry "Father" White, Jitter Bugs, and Bill Coleman's Band
Chapter 22: Turning Off the Lights at Mel-O-Dee Music Shop
Chapter 23: A Danish Nobel Laureate Digs Harlem by Night
Chapter 24: Eddie Condon and That Good Ol' Nicksieland
Chapter 25: There Is Just One King, and He Is the Duke
Chapter 26: Here Lived Diamond Jim Brady and Jazz Baron Rosenkrantz
Chapter 27: The Stupendous "Stuff" of Jazz, Leroy Gordon (Hezekiah) Smith.
Chapter 28: Discovering, Befriending, Recording Erroll Garner
Chapter 29: A Great, Big, Fat White Christmas '44
Chapter 30: Timme's Recording Service and Threatened Jazz Concert
Chapter 31: Zeb Julian's Dream and Claude Thornhill's Joke
Chapter 32: Bud Powell Plays Not Being There
Chapter 33: Jam Sessions Outlawed? Come to Café Bohemia!
Chapter 34: Tatum Leads a Black Sheep into Piano Battle at Ruben's
Chapter 35: A Last Record Session and Tour of Haunts
Chapter 36: Coleman Hawkins: The Picasso of Jazz
Epilogue: The Song Has Ended, but the Melody Lingers On
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Garner, Fradley Hamilton.
Morgenstern, Dan.
Other format:
Print version: Rosenkrantz, Timme Harlem Jazz Adventures
ISBN:
9780810879782
9780810882096
OCLC:
845243673