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By Philippe Gumplowicz

« Quand vous revenez à long island, vous êtes comme une météorite qui s’écrase au sol. Vous éclatez en mille morceaux. Le retour de Miles Davis n’avait pas échappé à los angeles règle. Dans sa petite tête de Nègre comblé par Paris, il se croyait devenu une big name internationale. a brand new York, il redevenait une ombre avec quelques engagements de-ci, de-là. Rien, quoi. Épaisseur d’ombre du quotidien. Miles avait oublié le taxi qui ne s’arrêtait pas, les hôtels toujours complets. Sortir avec une femme blanche accélérait les particules de l. a. haine. Miles avait tout oublié. Le choc n’en a été que plus dur. Il est parti à los angeles dérive ».

Le roman du jazz se présente comme un chant alterné entre roman et histoire. Deux amis journalistes, Ferd Davis, oncle de Miles Davis, et Melvin Goldberg, émigré d'Allemagne, sont les témoins de fiction d'un récit qui les entraîne à ny, Chicago, Kansas urban, Paris de 1945 aux années quatre-vingt.

Un historien contemporain fait le aspect sur l. a. floraison des types (be bop, cool, difficult bop, unfastened jazz) et des skills (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz) si nombreux en ces années de tumulte.

Une histoire vivante de los angeles musique et de ces musiciens qui ont traversé los angeles période exaltante de l. a. lutte pour les droits civiques.

Philippe Gumplowicz enseigne l. a. musicologie à l’Université de Bourgogne et à l’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales. Il a notamment écrit : Les Travaux d’Orphée, deux siècles de pratique musicale novice en France (Aubier) et Le Roman du Jazz (t. 1 et 2, Fayard). Il est l’auteur d’émissions musicales pour l. a. radio et l. a. télévision.

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