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Swing Under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom

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For a brief time in a Europe threatened and then occupied by Nazi Germany, jazz was heard as ubiquitously as rock ' n' roll is today. In a personal search for the story of that time, Mike Zwerin spent two years traveling across Europe talking with individuals who performed and enjoyed jazz in Hitler's dark shadow, including the Ghetto Swingers, a Jewish jazz band that "tou ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Cooper Square Publishers (first published January 1st 2000)
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Not quite what I hoped for. It's a meandering, reflective assortment of half-formed thoughts, interviews and bits of history, most satisfyingly of Django Reinhardt. Disappointing.
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