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The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Mike Zwerin


In his Beat-like jaunt through the Parisian and European jazz scene, the author of this book is not unlike Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, or Hunter S. Thompson—writers to whom, for different reasons, he owes some allegiance. What makes him special is his devotion to the troubled musicians he idolizes, and a passion for music that is blessedly contagious. Many jazz fans will know the author for his witty, irreverent, and undeniably hip music reviews and articles in the International Herald Tribune that have entertained us for decades. Based in Paris, or, rather, stuck there, as he likes to say, th ... More

Keywords: European jazz scene, Jack Kerouac, Mezz Mezzrow, Hunter S. Thompson, troubled musicians, music reviews, International Herald Tribune, Paris, music critic, trombonist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780300108064
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Zwerin, author