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Nat Hentoff memorialized

Feb 26th, 2017 | By
The Nat Hentoff Memorial at St. Peter’s Church Friday, Feb 24, attested to the many facets of the civil libertarian and tireless jazz advocate, 1925-2017. He was a giant, and beyond category, to invoke the Ellington expression Hentoff applied to anyone he deemed deserving of it, and there weren’t many. He certainly lived up to the pronouncement himself — perhaps unique … [read more]


Nat Hentoff’s At the Jazz Band Ball: A Review

Sep 14th, 2010 | By

At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene
By Nat Hentoff
(Foreword by Lewis Porter)
University of California Press, 2010, 246 pp., $27.50 hardcover

Nat Hentoff has two passions, jazz and the U.S. Constitution. That these are not disparate interests he clarifies by quoting Max Roach: “What we do musically as we tell our stories is based … [read more]