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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Avant-Garde to Electric Kool-Aid With Beats In Between

The book was first published in 1946. It’s by Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe and is about as Beat as anything I’ve ever read, although it predates the ‘Beats’ per se.  Mezz was a white clarinet player from Chicago who befriended ‘the race’ when sent to reform school. He never really went back to white […]