Remembering our predecessors

Remembering our predecessors

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June 4th, 2017, 12:09 am #1

George Hoefer's obituary in the New York Times.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B688kn ... sp=sharing


The Collector's Outlook
By George Hoefer
From "Esquire's 1946 Jazz Book"
A.S. Barnes & Company - New York, 1946

http://www.shellac.org/wams/wcollct2.html

Hentoff and Shapiro, Jazz Makers, chapter about Bix by George Hoefer.



A photo of George Hoefer



He intended to write a Bix biography, but did not make it.

Albert
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Alberta
Alberta

June 4th, 2017, 11:05 am #2

Thanks so much for posting!
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Debbie White
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June 4th, 2017, 6:05 pm #3

George Hoefer's obituary in the New York Times.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B688kn ... sp=sharing


The Collector's Outlook
By George Hoefer
From "Esquire's 1946 Jazz Book"
A.S. Barnes & Company - New York, 1946

http://www.shellac.org/wams/wcollct2.html

Hentoff and Shapiro, Jazz Makers, chapter about Bix by George Hoefer.



A photo of George Hoefer



He intended to write a Bix biography, but did not make it.

Albert
Hoefer's obituary is eye-opening to me as well. I'd never known there was a connection with a North Carolina town that is so beloved to me - Chapel Hill - or that Hoefer's father had taught there. It is clear that this fascinating man was devoted and dedicated to the music he loved, rescuing mud-covered records from flooded river banks and saving them from ruin. What a story ! He seems also to have been a gracious individual, offering his home to fellow jazz fans and musicians who might have been down on their luck. I have to wonder at the origin of his love for this music, and the fact that his life came to an end as he was listening to it.

Thanks so much for sharing this. It is on my "bucket list" to one day visit the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers where Hoefer's files are housed.
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