Jazz: A People's Music




      Jazz: A People's Music
A new edition of what is still one of the two or three best books for understanding and appreciating jazz. Free Read Jazz: A People's Music [ author ] Sidney Walter Finkelstein [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Sidney Finkelstein, born in Brooklyn, New York on July 4, 1909, received his Bachelor s degree from City College in New York in 1929 and his A.M from Columbia University in 1932 before he became a renowned critic of music, literature, and the arts In 1955, he earned a second master s degree from New York University During the 1930s he served as a book reviewer for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and worked for the United Postal Service In the 1940s he joined the music staff of the Herald Tribune and also served as a music reviewer for several other publications including New Masses, Masses, and Mainstream Finkelstein became active in the Communist Party U.S.A CPUSA where he served as the party s leading musical and cultural theoretician Finkelstein applied his interpretation of Socialist Realism in several books on arts and culture, the most famous being Jazz, a People s Music 1948 Between 1951 and 1973 he served on the staff of Vanguard Records, a New York based record label that specialized in jazz and classical recordings In 1957 he was called to testify before the House Un American Activities Committee for his Communist party affiliation Finkelstein died in Brooklyn, New York on January 14, 1974.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Jazz: A People's Music
  • Sidney Walter Finkelstein
  • English
  • 12 August 2018
  • 0717806707

10 thoughts on “ Jazz: A People's Music

  1. Jeff Crompton says:

    My favorite jazz critic, Max Harrison, wrote an essay praising this book, which introduced him to jazz When I read Harrison s piece, I started looking for a copy of Finkelstein s book, and found a first edition years ago Jazz A People s Music is not the first book written about jazz, but it s the first really excellent one When the music was only 50 years or so old, Finkelstein showed a depth of understanding that has eluded many jazz writers in the years since In an era marked by partisan My favorite jazz cri...

  2. Gary Bono says:

    Excellent overview of the subject Still applicable after all these years.

  3. Guy says:

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