Joachim Ernst Berendt. Follow. Follow on Amazon. Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations and more coming soon. Joachim-Ernst Berendt was the author of one of the best known and most admired general histories of jazz. The Jazz Book was originally published in , but. Joachim-Ernst Berendt was born in , in Berlin, as the son of a pastor who was among the leading opponents of Hitler in the German.

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We sense when someone is looking at us. In the first German edition of Berendt’s Jazz Book was published.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The founded the Berlin Jazz Days, an event which became a major European jazz festival, and arranged numerous concerts in Germany and elsewhere, including concerts linked to high-profile occasions like the Olympic Games in Munich, the World Expo in Osaka, Japan, and major events at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Hurley shows how Cold War politics and rejection of the National Socialist past heightened Berendt’s sense of mission.

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Jan 28, Melissa rated it it was ok. A wonderful exploration, difficult to classify, but well worth the time. Are you an author?

One of my favorites.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The Zeit Magazine has called him the father of the modern world music movement.

Amazing, opened my eyes and ears to myriad of possibilities. It’s a joacgim I’m going to read over and over to get the most out of, but I can say this is one of them that allowed me to think about the world through sound, proportion, and unity as opposed to the conventional fragmented way we currently approach it.


German musicians began, in a highly productive way, to question their all-too-eager adoption of American culture and how they sought to make valid artistic statements reflecting their identity as Europeans. Cue Pete Seeger’s “Little Boxes”. The more ‘chaotic’ and ‘atonal’ the cluster, the more quickly the harmony develops. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Emancipation from the Jazz Pope Chapter 9. The ear penetrates deep into the realms it investigates through hearing.

Berenet father Ernst Berendt was a Protestant pastor belonging to the Confessing Church and was imprisoned and died in the Dachau concentration camp.

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verendt Berendt died on 4 February at the age of 77 after a traffic accident which he was involved in as a pedestrian. Stephen Hodgdon rated it it was amazing Mar 29, He co-founded a radio station, Suedwestrundfunk, in Baden-Baden in Germany inand made many thousands of broadcasts featuring the music to which he devoted so much of his time and energy. It was translated into 18 languages, and sold more than one and half million copies worldwide.

Description edit and possibly double entry. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Drawing from his friendships with composers and performers as well as his knowledge of new physics and Tantra, cybernetics, Sufism, and the works of Hermann Hesse, he reveals the importance of sound in shaping cultural and spiritual life worldwide.


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After chapter six, the book goes off the rails with ridiculous accusations about the domination of the visual sense over the hearing sense being the root of all that is wrong with the world today. I am very much interested in mantras and sacred sounds from shintoism meditation practices and I was hoping that this book would have shed some light in some areas that I had questions.

On Listening to the World Apr 01, It implies unity rather than division. Eye and ear need one another. It merely makes manifest what would otherwise have remained hidden. The eye says I.

This turn to philosophy also saw him becoming a disciple of the controversial Erjst mystic Osho. Reading this very closely for a long time; not done yet as it needs digesting.

Joachim Ernst Berendt

The eye can only compare and estimate; the ear measures An interesting book until he starts his vulgar ranting about the betendt of modern life. Retrieved from ” https: In these books Berendt investigates in listening in general, i. Phenomenally good so far On the uses of European jazz.

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