The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers
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The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers

A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers

Coco Schumann, Max Christian Graeff, Michaela Haas, John Howard

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The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers

A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers

Coco Schumann, Max Christian Graeff, Michaela Haas, John Howard

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Jazz in Nazi-era and postwar Germany, as lived by a Jewish prodigy who survived the horrors of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. "Coco, it's not important what you play. It's important how you play it," said Louis Armstrong to jazz and swing guitarist Coco Schumann during a break between sessions. Recalling this episode Schumann reminds readers that even in the midst of real-world nightmares, music is alive and musicians experience this essential freedom and hope, which they can, in turn, give to their audiences. Throughout his remarkable life, Coco Schumann (b. 1924) would accumulate accolades, including the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany in 1989 and the prestigious Ehrenpreise Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, and play with jazz greats Toots Thielemans, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. But few knew he relied on composing music and performing for live audiences to ease the burden of his wartime memories. After forty years of silence Schumann's memoir opened a rare window into the previously unknown life of one of Germany's most renowned musicians, who was a member of the vibrant and illegal Berlin club scene, a part of the cultural revival of postwar Berlin, and a survivor of Theresienstadt (Terezin) and the horrors of Auschwitz. Shortlisted for the 2017 A.R.S.C. Awards for Excellence in Historical Research in Jazz. Includes over 50 historical documents and rare photographs.

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Year
2016
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9780983254065
Coco Schumann is denoted by CS and Gertraud Goldschmidt Schumann is denoted by GG. Photographs are indicated by page numbers in italics.
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Abraham, Kurt, 86
Ackermann, Roy, 140
AFN (Armed Forces Network), 68, 78
Air Base No. One, 130
Al Sibarita Bar, 79–80
Albers, Hans, 45
Alewyn, Richard, 150
Alexandria, Egypt, CS in, 124
Allen, William Mac, 92–93
alles wird gut (all will be well) secret code, 30
Allied bombing, 34–35
Allotria-Bar, 24
Alone (Stauffer), 15
Always (Berlin), 93
America, plans to emigrate denied, 87
American origins of jazz, 19
American tanks, rescue by, 62
American vs. German entertainment, 129–130
Americans, playing for, 73
Ancerl, Karel, 44
Andersen, Lale, 81
Andrews, Donovan, 95
Andrews Sisters, 26
Angel Negro (Black Angel; Blanco), 109–110
anti-Semitism
Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew; film), 152
Hasidic Jews driven from shtetls, 9
and Hitler Youth, 148
Jud Süss (Süss, the Jew; film), 148, 152
in Mein Kampf, 148–149
present day, 143, 145
recruiting German children for Hitler Youth, 3
Arbeitseinsatztransporte nach Osten (work crew transports to the East), 49
Armed Forces Network (AFN), 68, 78
Armstrong (Australian Minister of Labor), 90
Armstrong, Louis, 28, 68, 98, 136
Arnd’s Bier Bar, 25–26
Aron (plumber), 19
Aschinger brewpub ruins, 69
Atlantic Line travel company, 128
Atom Bar, Tel Aviv, 92
Au revoir, mon amour (Schumann), 106–107
Au Warte! (Oh My!) concert, 96
audiences, musicians evaluating and responding to, 114
Aurich transit camp for emigrants, 88
Aus der Luft gegriffen (Out of Thin Air; Hübener r...

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Schumann, C., Graeff, M. C., & Haas, M. (2016). The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers ([edition unavailable]). DoppelHouse Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/565457/the-ghetto-swinger-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-pdf (Original work published 2016)
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Schumann, Coco, Max Christian Graeff, and Michaela Haas. (2016) 2016. The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers. [Edition unavailable]. DoppelHouse Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/565457/the-ghetto-swinger-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-pdf.
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Schumann, C., Graeff, M. C. and Haas, M. (2016) The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers. [edition unavailable]. DoppelHouse Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/565457/the-ghetto-swinger-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-a-berlin-jazzlegend-remembers-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
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Schumann, Coco, Max Christian Graeff, and Michaela Haas. The Ghetto Swinger: A Berlin Jazz-Legend Remembers. [edition unavailable]. DoppelHouse Press, 2016. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.