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Book reviews and excerpts from upcoming books and works-in-progress by Mike Zwerin.

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LAST DECADE IN PARIS

More from Mike Zwerin's sojourn in Novosibirsk, where he encounters Russia's "New Jazz", a music recalling America's Free Jazz that could not be separated from the politics of the moment.

LAST DECADE IN PARIS

Excerpt from Zwerin's work-in-progress "Last Decade in Paris", about an American writer who is stuck in the European capital of jazz, and the world capital of African music in particular and world music in general. This chapter, however, covers a side trip to Novosibirsk for a "jazz symposium" in the birthplace of perestroika.

How Jazz Saved Nicolas Dor's Life

Swing under the Nazis: Jazz as a metaphor for freedom by Mike Zwerin on Culturekiosque, Europe's guide to arts and entertainment worldwide by international journalists and critics

The Third Reich in 4/4 time

Swing under the Nazis: Jazz as a metaphor for freedom by Mike Zwerin

LAST DECADE IN PARIS: Spencer Bohren

Mike Zwerin encounters bluesman Spencer Bohren. Part of his "Last Decade in Paris" series.

LAST DECADE IN PARIS: Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band

Here Mike Zwerin recounts his encounter with Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band, as part of his "Last Decade in Paris" series.

The Chet Set

Underrated, unreliable, his own worst enemy; underfed, strung out, with a weak upper register, all emotion, Chet Baker was a kind of Dostoevsky of jazz.

Zwerin gets Hungary

Mike Zwerin looks back at Hungary in '86
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