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Bodgie Dada & The Cult Of Cool

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In his coverage of the post-war history of Australian jazz Clare/Brennan takes the first detailed look at the esoteric levels of jazz culture in Australia. Jazz haunts of the old El Rocco and Jazz Centre 44, as well as the more recent Basement, are vividly evoked and the interaction of jazz with pop and rock is brilliantly captured. In addition, Clare/Brennan goes beyond ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by University of New South Wales Press
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May 10, 2012 Benito rated it really liked it
A must read for anyone who plays, or aspires to play, listens to, or pretends to listen to, jazz in Australia.

Nice conversational style, although an error I spotted - Tina Date is not the "late Tina Date who died in Cuba" but rather alive and well and working in Haita the last my co-creators on 'Lenny Bruce: 13 Daze Un-Dug In Sydney 1962' inform me (Tina was Lenny's support act) - makes me wonder what other errors may exist that I am not knowledgable enough to spot.

Either I know millionfold more
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