Thelonious Monk Tag

Posted On Dezember 16, 2017By Alf MayerIn Crimemag, CrimeMag Dezember 2017, Musics

Bill Ott: Happy Birthday, Monk

Monk and Harvey Bill Ott, more than 30 years with Booklist, continues to edit the crime fiction section of the magazine and still delights in discovering new hard-boiled writers – or writing about The Greats. Here he gives us permission to republish his toughts about Thelonious Monk & British author John Harvey, who happens to be our columnist. John Harvey ist widely known for his Jazz loving Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick. (A review of his latest, „Darkness, Darkness“ (dt. Unter Tage), you’ll find here: „Kohlenpott-Blues„.) Jazzman Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917–82) was notoriously late for gigs,Read More

Posted On Juni 15, 2017By John HarveyIn Crimemag

Kolumne John Harvey (12): Jazz and Crime

Listening to Jazz „The jazz circles in England are peppered by evenings where sax, drums and horns punctuate poetry read by author John Harvey, best known for his crime novels“, writes Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) in the introduction of his interview he conducted with me for “Brilliant Corners”, a biannual journal with a unique blend of literature about jazz. To accompany the interview, Sascha Feinstein chose extracts from four of my books as examples of the way I write about jazz … and the ways in whichRead More

Posted On September 15, 2016By Åge Hedley PetersenIn Bücher, Crimemag, Musics

Åge Hedley Petersen: Charlie Resnick und der Jazz

Resnick & All That Jazz Wer die Charlie-Resnick-Romane unseres Kolumnisten John Harvey kennt, weiß – und vermutlich schätzt – dass dieser Polizist aus Nottingham ein großer Jazzliebhaber ist. In Gestalt  von Åge Hedley Petersen aus Dänemark, einem Musikbibliothekar der Fredensborg Bibliotek, hat Charlie Resnick nun einen Musikbiografen gefunden. Das Ergebnis ist eine im Internetradio zu hörende, einstündige Radiosendung „Jazz i crime literature – Resnick, and All That Jazz“. Gedruckt erschien die verdienstvolle Arbeit Åge Hedley Petersen in der April/Mai/Juni 2016-Ausgabe des dänischen Jazzmagazins „Jazz Special“ (Nr. 150). Wir veröffentlichen denRead More