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Overwhelmingly complete, unbelievably gripping That I never knew Norman Granz before this life story was published, seems almost impossible Then again, though I ve loved jazz ever since my dad got me hooked as a teen about the same time I introduced him to punk rock , I only knew the music, never those behind the scene.To say Norman Granz made a difference would be like saying the Beatles wrote a couple of catchy tunes If you re a jazz fan of any level, you owe it to yourself to read this Overwhelmingly complete, unbelievably gripping That I never knew Norman Granz before this life story was published, seems almost impossible Then again, though I ve loved jazz ever since my dad got me hooked as a teen about the same time I introduced him to punk rock , I only knew the music, never those behind the scene.To say Norman Granz made a difference would be like saying the Beatles wrote a couple of catchy tunes If you re a jazz fan of any level, you owe it to yourself to read this What Norman Granz did, not only for jazz, but for the players, through decades of fighting discrimination, to finding talent in those others missed, it s an astounding life.Mr Hershorn, thank you for this book I ll look forward to another soon #EPUB ⛓ Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz for Justice è Any book on my life would start with my basic philosophy of fighting racial prejudice I loved jazz, and jazz was my way of doing that, Norman Granz told Tad Hershorn during the final interviews given for this book Granz, who died in , was iconoclastic, independent, immensely influential, often thoroughly unpleasant and one of jazz s true giants Granz played an essential part in bringing jazz to audiences around the world, defying racial and social prejudice as he did so, and demanding that African American performers be treated equally everywhere they toured In this definitive biography, Hershorn recounts Granz s story creator of the legendary jam session concerts known as Jazz at the Philharmonic founder of the Verve record label pioneer of live recordings and worldwide jazz concert tours manager and recording producer for numerous stars, including Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The unique experience in music living that equal with social living and the problem. I waited a long, long time for this book It was showing up as coming soon years ago Well worth the wait Amazing story of just how much Granz did for the music and artists I love A great history of a small slice of jazz. I readily recommend this bio to jazz fans Granz s impact on the music was enormous Telling the story was not easy primarily because Granz was a difficult personality, but Hershorn has done an admirable, if uneven job More emphasis on the civil rights interest even though it is somewhat dismissed in the epilogue would have helped, as would fewer lists of players even that is the kind of detail Hershorn excels at and jazz fanatics crave But Granz was an outsized character and his influence I readily recommend this bio to jazz fans Granz s impact on the music was enormous Telling the story was not easy primarily because Granz was a difficult personality, but Hershorn has done an admirable, if uneven job More emphasis on the civil rights interest even though it is somewhat dismissed in the epilogue would have helped, as would fewer lists of players even that is the kind of detail Hershorn excels at and jazz fanatics crave But Granz was an outsized character and his influence on music mattered greatly, making this a good read Awesome Jazz history, especially filled in the Pablo years for me Really rewarding read. A fascinating biography of the man who started Jazz At The Philharmonic and Verve Records A pioneer in demanding integrated audiences, Granz was a civil rights activist before there was such a thing Starting in the 1940 s he began demanding recognition for jazz as an art form, putting concerts in concert halls and classical venues rather rather than bars and nightclubs, insisting on equal pay for black and white musicians, integrated bands and integrated audiences even putting a clause in his A fascinating biography of the man who started Jazz At The Philharmonic and Verve Records A pioneer in demanding integrated audiences, Granz was a civil rights activist before there was such a thing Starting in the 1940 s he began demanding recognition for jazz as an art form, putting concerts in concert halls and classical venues rather rather than bars and nightclubs, insisting on equal pay for black and white musicians, integrated bands and integrated audiences even putting a clause in his contracts that if the audience wasn t integrated the concert wouldn t go on His love of jazz included making many historic recordings by artists that weren t getting opportunities from the major labels and thus preserving a major chunk of jazz history His entrepreneurial confidence, opinionated statements and gruff manner disguised a generous and loyal fan who just wanted the music to get the recognition he thought it deserved.Granz was also an art collector, gourmet and a personal friend of art giant Pablo Picasso Tad Hershorn covers all aspects of a rich and complicated life and leaves a document that gives a sometimes unrecognized and demeaned historical figure his due A major contribution to the history of Jazz BH Really inspiring Makes you want to immediately launch into a jazz listening marathon