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Must read: Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties


Jazz music was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and in the 1920’s it was in its heyday in New York

At the time several nightclubs and dancehall were booming and various artists, and their bands, which then became legends, were performing and sending the crowds into raptures. People flock to nightclubs and dance halls in Harlem. Harlem was the Black Community Neighborhood of the City where you could see Louis Armstrong with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra playing at the Kentucky Club, while Duke Ellington performed and felt at home at the Roseland Ballroom. The world famous Cotton Club, to which Francis Ford Coppola has dedicated a beautiful film, hosted Fletcher Henderson’s first concert. The illustrator Robert Nippoldt’s book, an entertaining blend of compelling graphics and illustrations, revives the lively atmosphere of the time. The book, entitled “Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties” edited by Taschen, presents twenty-four chapters of New York’s jazz scene of the Roaring Twenties. The book is sold with an accompanying CD containing some of the best music of the time.
Must have: Kind of Blue
An original sequence of contradicting musical notes find a magical balance in “Kind of Blue”, a unisex fragrance which combines the charm of jazz with that of cinema: from 20’s jazz, through tap dancers to the timeless glamor of the first movie stars. Like a jazz music piece, the essence emanates, at the same time, enveloping and sparkling notes that express the rich fragrance of life.