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eBook Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist, from Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC download ISBN: 0472034472
Author: Karen Chilton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press (July 8, 2010)
Language: English
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Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. Talented and misunderstood is best to describe the late Hazel Scott.

Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. After reading this book you come away with a little sadness yet you are glad the this lady got her dues although she has been deceased for 31 years. Hazel Scott was the precursor to Nina Simone in terms of piano playing and being the voice for the civil rights movement but like Simone in her years paid a huge price for being outspoken and vocal.

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I appreciated how it went into great detail about how Scott's civil rights work and anti-colonialist views led HUAC to investigate her. As an aside, I also really appreciated the book's depiction of Scott's friendship with Billie Holliday. Too often, biographers focus on nothing but Holliday's addictions and tragic death. It was nice to read about what she was like as a sister-figure and mentor during her Cafe Society days. Jun 18, 2017 ninamo rated it it was amazing. Of course, Hazel Scott's magnificent career is the brightest thread, and Chilton handles it with the same finesse and brilliance as her subject brought to the piano OZON. Похожие книги: Herbs in the Treatment of Children: Leading a Child to Health.

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Book Description: "Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. A frequent stalker of Manhattan nightlife, Powell was a regular at Café Society, and he knew when Hazel was on the bill

Book Description: "Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. I am pleased to see her legend honored. --Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and director"This book is really, really important. A frequent stalker of Manhattan nightlife, Powell was a regular at Café Society, and he knew when Hazel was on the bill. Café Society wasthesupper club of New York, and Hazel Scott was its grande vedette, he said.

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In this fascinating biography, Karen Chilton traces the brilliant arc of the gifted and audacious pianist Hazel Scott, from international stardom to ultimate obscurity. A child prodigy, born in Trinidad and raised in Harlem in the 1920s, Scott's musical talent was cultivated by her musician mother, Alma Long Scott as well as several great jazz luminaries of the period, namely, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Lester Young

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This Narrator: Karen Chilton. This Publisher: Recorded Books. Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist. Embarking on a career in Hollywood in the 1940s and '50s, Hazel continued a staunch advocacy of civil rights even as she reached ever-greater heights of stardom. People Who Liked Hazel Scott: The Pioneering Journey of a Jazz Pianist Also Liked These Free Titles: A Talk with Director Tim Burton by Tim Burton.

"Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. Even in an era where there was limited mainstream recognition of Black Stars, Hazel Scott's talent stood out and she is still fondly remembered by a large segment of the community. I am pleased to see her legend honored."---Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and director

"This book is really, really important. It comprises a lot of history---of culture, race, gender, and America. In many ways, Hazel's story is the story of the twentieth century."---Murray Horwitz, NPR commentator and coauthor of Ain't Misbehavin'

"Karen Chilton has deftly woven three narrative threads---Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Harlem, and Hazel Scott---into a marvelous tapestry of black life, particularly from the Depression to the Civil Rights era. Of course, Hazel Scott's magnificent career is the brightest thread, and Chilton handles it with the same finesse and brilliance as her subject brought to the piano."---Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin

"A wonderful book about an extraordinary woman: Hazel Scott was a glamorous, gifted musician and fierce freedom fighter. Thank you Karen Chilton for reintroducing her. May she never be forgotten."---Farah Griffin, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University

In this fascinating biography, Karen Chilton traces the brilliant arc of the gifted and audacious pianist Hazel Scott, from international stardom to ultimate obscurity.

A child prodigy, born in Trinidad and raised in Harlem in the 1920s, Scott's musical talent was cultivated by her musician mother, Alma Long Scott as well as several great jazz luminaries of the period, namely, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Lester Young. Career success was swift for the young pianist---she auditioned at the prestigious Juilliard School when she was only eight years old, hosted her own radio show, and shared the bill at Roseland Ballroom with the Count Basie Orchestra at fifteen. After several stand-out performances on Broadway, it was the opening of New York's first integrated nightclub, Café Society, that made Hazel Scott a star. Still a teenager, the "Darling of Café Society" wowed audiences with her swing renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach, and Rachmaninoff. By the time Hollywood came calling, Scott had achieved such stature that she could successfully challenge the studios' deplorable treatment of black actors. She would later become one of the first black women to host her own television show. During the 1940s and 50s, her sexy and vivacious presence captivated fans worldwide, while her marriage to the controversial black Congressman from Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., kept her constantly in the headlines.

In a career spanning over four decades, Hazel Scott became known not only for her accomplishments on stage and screen, but for her outspoken advocacy of civil rights and her refusal to play before segregated audiences. Her relentless crusade on behalf of African Americans, women, and artists made her the target of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during the McCarthy Era, eventually forcing her to join the black expatriate community in Paris. By age twenty-five, Hazel Scott was an international star. Before reaching thirty-five, however, she considered herself a failure. Plagued by insecurity and depression, she twice tried to take her own life. Though she was once one of the most sought-after talents in show business, Scott would return to America, after years of living abroad, to a music world that no longer valued what she had to offer. In this first biography of an important but overlooked African American pianist, singer, actor and activist, Hazel Scott's contributions are finally recognized.

Karen Chilton is a New York-based writer and actor, and the coauthor of I Wish You Love, the memoir of legendary jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne.

Comments: (7)
Blackworm
An excellent biography of one of the most important jazz artists and civil rights leaders of the formative years of both music and the important time of our history. Ms Chilton is a wonderful writer who has put together this impressive work. Her research is thorough and it is obvious she is an admirer of Hazel Scott's contribution to jazz and Ms Scott's uncompromising life of civil justice.
Zacki
There are many reasons it should be part of everyone's understanding of jazz and of race in the U.S. This isn't the distant past. For most black people--today compared with Hazel Scott's time--the laws have changed but the realities haven't. This is a well-written book and interesting on many levels, not least because Hazel Scott's talent and character, both good and bad (very bad, talking to HUAC), are clearly represented.
Jogrnd
Talented and misunderstood is best to describe the late Hazel Scott. After reading this book you come away with a little sadness yet you are glad the this lady got her dues although she has been deceased for 31 years. Hazel Scott was the precursor to Nina Simone in terms of piano playing and being the voice for the civil rights movement but like Simone in her years paid a huge price for being outspoken and vocal. The author paints a vivid and detailed portrait of Scott with the help of her son Adam, interviews from fellow musicians and the late Hazel Scott herself.
Dead Samurai
Fascinating! I really enjoyed this! Amazing how a pianist/singer who was paid more than Lena Horne in her day could have been nearby forgotten amongst swing jazz buffs. Lots of history here about musicians, venues, segregation and the struggles to overcome discrimination. Highly recommended!
Shou
Hazel Scott was truly a queen looks wise and talent wise as well. And her book was a real joy to read. Besides helping my old boss Carmen McRae learn to play the piano, Because they lived in the same neighborhood. A little known fact. And watching her on some of the few videos she made was quite a thrill. I highly recommend this book. A very entertaining read. Frank
Aloo
This compelling story is insightful, entertaining and also historical in the context of life at the turn of the twentieth century for African Americans. The life of Hazel Scott is intriguing and her talent was outstanding. Her marriage to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. gives a window into the worlds of politics and jazz in New York City. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn about the world of jazz from the 1920's through the 1960's.

Earl Pinto, founder
New York African American Historical Society
Brick my own
Great biography!
I loved this book. It was very insightful.