By Ben Sidran
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Publish yr note: First released March twenty fifth 2003 by means of Taylor alternate Publishing
Sidran's splendidly crafted memoir revisits the numerous varied elements of his lifestyles and occupation: As a performer, he has recorded with jazz icons (Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks) and rock legends (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Steve Miller); as a composer, he has scored motion pictures (Hoop Dreams); and as a pupil he has written books and articles at the background of jazz and black track in the USA.
With a charismatic and proficient voice, Sidran illuminates scenes from his early life in Chicago and offers an inside of view of the recording undefined, additionally revealing an understanding of the heritage of Jewish contributions to jazz.
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But one example stands out. Jim Rasmussen was a little weasel with perfect teeth and a brush haircut that palled around with the larger, more athletic kids. He had a fast mouth, and either started the Jewboy thing or ran 56 with it when it took off. ” I tried to ignore him and he seemed to feel his part of the ritual had been fulfilled. One day, however, Jim goaded a quiet moon-faced kid named Jon Skow, who lived in the alley behind me, to start a fight. It was strange, because Jon was nice enough, and occasionally, we walked to school together.
Finally, John Isbell stepped into the circle and pulled him off of me. Walking home with John, it wasn’t the fight that burned my eyes and made my head swim: it was seeing a “friend” sell me out so quickly, just to be able to sit at a lunch table with kids who wore tanker jackets and put Brill Creme in their hair. That was it. The total substance behind Jon Skow’s agreeing to hurt a friend was a better seat at the lunch table. The real pain was yet to come. The next morning, I met him on the street, and he wanted to walk to school with me as if nothing had happened.
Life before sound pollution — with fewer cars, less construction and no constant TV chatter — was simply more peaceful: streets were quieter, houses were quieter, the whole world was quieter. Maybe because of this, the sound of a record just seemed to leap out of the phonograph at you, like a wild creature from a distant place, even though you knew it was only a steel needle vibrating in a wax groove. But that 47 was it: I was called by the music. I wanted to be there in the worst way, in that place, that bar, that restaurant, that pad, that studio, that scene — it didn’t really matter where, as long as it was where this sound was happening.
Ben Sidran: A Life in the Music by Ben Sidran