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 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. He then moves to a list of players influenced by Brecker: The Marco Polo of jazz Chapter Paperback, 6th revised ed. Already during the Nazi Germany years Berendt took an interest in jazzwhich then had retreated to the underground.

Berendt and Huesmann quickly take you far out on a limb. Rather, it attempted to explain the music in almost taxonomic terms. The Best World Music of Views Read Edit View history.

Anyone looking for a basic guide to the stunningly wide spectrum of musicians and bands will find in The Jazz Book ‘s chapters on “The Instruments of Jazz” a kind of smartly annotated list.

The section from which I was quoting was not discussing saxophonists, but tenor saxophonists.

Brrendt American-based music publication Jazz and Pop voted him Europe’s best jazz producer. Today we have something special for you That expert died in after publishing the sixth edition of The Jazz Book several years earlier. This digs every jazz style it can name, and it smiles on tomorrow. Popmatters is wholly independently berendy and operated. There’s enough subtlety here to fuel a good many debates about the chestnut, “What is jazz?

It isn’t entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Built’ s familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist. Here, Berendt and Huesmann deliver cogent summaries but also arguments for the kind of expansive view of the music in which they believe.


It is that reader for whom the book can do the most good—arguing for the global view of the music but also unafraid to revel in the fun of pronouncing certain artists or recordings to be the better or more important ones. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

Berendt seemed to have an inimitable attack as a writer—a pleasant but insistent bluntness berenrt served to keep his book brief and cogent, if reductive. Berendt started studying Physics, but was interrupted by his enlistment to the Wehrmacht. The Best Jazz of In the books penultimate chapter, a chapter that dares to attempt a formal definition of “jazz”, they argue:.

It passed judgment with quick elegant strokes, just like I wanted it to, pronouncing certain players “the most important” and making clear-headed distinctions.

He was walking to an event to promote his new book Nur Gehen Only Walkinghis version of experiences with nature.

Huesmann moves the discussion to “musicians influenced by rock and fusion”, then notes, “In the nineties, Michael Brecker was the most influential white tenorist. Finding the Blut und Boden in African roots. joachimm

Joachim-Ernst Berendt

First published in as a page book, it has become the most comprehensive one-volume history of jazz pages in the German edition. At the time of the accident, he was joachi his way to an event promoting his latest book, an account of his experiences as an outdoor walker. The Jazz Book Seventh Edition: To a young jazz fan like me, this was nothing less than a mineshaft filled with diamonds. This turn to philosophy also saw him becoming a disciple of the controversial Indian mystic Osho.

They also wisely connect berent question of euphony bfrendt the fact that “Africans deported as slaves to the New World were forced to speak European languages” and to play on European instruments. It’s no surprise, then, that the book still contains on page three its classic branching diagram of the history of jazz in the first chapter, “The Styles of Jazz”: The Seventh Edition is still mainly Berendt’s book, with Huesmann adding material on contemporary musicians that seems positively Berendt-esque.


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Berendt The Jazz Book

berndt Emancipation and the dilemma of Volk -jazz Chapter 7. The Jazz Book tells the history of jazz, its styles, musicians, big bands, combos and other ensembles as well as its instruments. Berendt was awarded, amongst others, the critic’s award of German television, the culture award of Poland, and twice the Bundesfilmpreis.

Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films. And then such tenorists that are white. But this year brings the seventh edition, now co-authored by Gunther Huesmann. Get the English book from Amazon. His later work explored the philosophical and spiritual aspects of music in books like Nada Brahma: But coming from this basic chronology are myriad branches: On Listening to the World.

In these books Berendt investigates in listening in general, i. That’s a good thing. Joachim-Ernst Berendt was the author of one of the best known and most admired general histories of jazz. Joacjim 70 Best Albums of Listening to the Worldand I Hear, Therefore I Existand he created a series of very successful tapes joachimm use in meditation.

Today, of course, I am painfully aware of how oversimplified it is. From till his retirement in he was in charge of the jazz department of the SWF.