Satchmo blows up the world : jazz ambassadors play the Cold War

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 2004. 1st ed. Hardcover. Large octavo purple cloth spine, purple d.j.; x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Fine, in fine jacket, with faintest of rubbing to bottom of back jacket / fine. Item #87748
ISBN: 0674015010

Contents: Ike gets dizzy -- Swinging into action: jazz to the rescue -- The real ambassador -- Getting the Soviets to swing -- Duke's diplomacy -- Jazz, gospel, and R & B: black power abroad -- Improvising détente -- Playing the international changes. || "Stung by reports that people around the world thought the US was a racist society that oppressed the African American, from 1956 the State Dept. dispatched jazz luminaries such as Louis Armstrong to distant corners where they blew the trumpet of freedom in the war against communism."

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