Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Adieu, André Hodeir

The great violinist, composer, novelist, and critic André Hodeir, who founded the field of jazz analysis, has died at the age of ninety, according to some early news reports.  I wrote about him briefly back in January.

Here is Hodeir's 1952 musique concrète masterpiece, Jazz et Jazz, featuring Martial Solal:

Here he plays the violin, at the age of twenty-one:

...and here is the complete text of his book Jazz: Its Evolution and Essence.

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