This compelling personal and insightful tale of survival brings to light another brilliant and selfless Terezín artist. It is storytelling from the inside by a music-maker who rediscovered the humanizing power of jazz and swing at a time when it was needed most.
Unusually interesting amidst the plethora of self-serving musician autobiographies. Schumann has a better story to tell … survival under the hardest conditions, the value of well-placed friends and the vagaries of fortune as well as the impulse to create.
In this moving tribute to Coco Schumann, Rochel Sylvetsky of Israel National News comments on the “impossible position” of Jewish Holocaust survivors in the diaspora in relationship to their homelands.
Our DoppelHouse Press family is heartened to see so many touching tributes being paid to Coco Schumann. Smithsonian published a feature on Coco’s extraordinary success under horrific circumstances, noting that… Read more Tributes to the extraordinary musician Coco Schumann →
Coco Schumann was born in Berlin on May 14, 1924. Throughout his life, he appeared in some of the best swing bands in Europe and alongside jazz notables …
His story is inspiring and profound, yet told with a youthful whimsy. Coco Schumann is the very best jazz guitarist you need to know. Listen to this broadcast again on October 15, 2016!
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This is a serious and important book, but entertaining to read. … The clear and unfussy translation from John Howard [is] illustrated by a fascinating range of photographs.