Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

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Explores the role of jazz music in the culture of Nazi Germany

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Michael H. Kater is Distinguished Research Professor of History at York University in Toronto. He is the author of numerous books, among them The Nazi Party and Doctors Under Hitler.

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"In this admirable and well-researched study, Michael Kater explores the ambiguous relationship that jazz had to the National Socialist state and society, and in the process problematizes the liberating qualities that jazz supposedly possesses. Even more significantly, the manner of the new cultural hsitory, Kater uses his study to illuminate and investigage a number of social, political and cultural issues that engage the interests of specialists in the period."--German Studies Review


"Outstanding....a fine mix of archival research with the collection of oral and written testimonies. It is virtually encyclopedic in its effort to convey the life stories of so many contributors to German jazz; to evaluate the sound of particular musicians; to analyze the audience--generally urban, young, middle-class--and the business; to identify the personal connections and the main locales."--American Historical Review


"Most people would assume that jazz was completely stamped out at home by the fascist government in the 1930s. Michael Kater's remarkable book paints a very different picture and deals in great detail with a little-known chapter in jazz history....There is not a jazz fan, no matter how knowledgeable, who will fail to learn a great deal by reading this important book."--Scott Yanow, Jazziz


"Kater's superbly researched story is fascinating and horrifying, yet in a sense rewarding, since it shows the lengths to which young Germans would go to keep the faith with a music that was their common link."--The Los Angeles Times


"Richly rewarding, challenging, provocative, and eminently insightful."--The Jazz Report


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Book Description Replica Books, NJ. US, 2000. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First This Edition. Published by Replica Books, first published in 2000, an unabridged republication of the work first published by Oxford University press in 1992. ( xii), 291pp, including notes and index. A fine copy, in pictorial laminated cover, owner's name on ffep. Historian and jazz musician Michael Kater explores the underground history of jazz in Hitler's Germany - a dangerous form of expression that thrived in a culture of repression. Reduced to half price 4/2/18 Size: Octavo 23.5 x 15.5 Cm. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 005420

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