New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles






Our guest this afternoon on the 5 o'clock hour, Neela Vaswani. We will be discussing her most recent work, You Have Given Me a Country, winner of the American Book Award 2011.

You Have Given Me a Country is a mixed-genre exploration of blurred borders, identity, and what it means to be bicultural. Combining memoir, history, and fiction, the book follows the paths of the author’s Irish-Catholic mother and Sindhi-Indian father on their journey towards each other and the biracial child they create. Vaswani’s second full-length work thematically echoes such books as The Color of Water, Running in the Family, or Motiba’s Tattoos, but is entirely unique in approach, voice, and story, The book reveals the self as a culmination of all that went before it, a new weave of two varied, yet ultimately universal backgrounds that spans continents, generations, languages, wars, and, at the center of it all, family.
 

-ForeWord Book of the Year.  Gold Medal.  Essay category.  2010.
-Independent Book Publisher's Award (IPPY).  Silver Medal.  Multicultural fiction.  2010.

-Honor Book.  Asian/Pacific American Literature Award.  Nonfiction category. 2010.

-Honor Book.  Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.  Prose category.  2010.



Genre

Classical, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Poetry & Literature

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Sunday 3/04/2012 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM
ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Louis Armstrong Stardust ("Oh, memory") Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Phillips
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Struttin' With Some Barbecue Swing That Music (ep) Swaggie
Rose Murphy featuring Slam Stewart Big Noise From Winnetka Dinah b/w Big Noise From Winnetka Decca
Lucky Thompson & His Lucky 7 Boppin' The Blues Crazy & Cool RCA
Jazz At The Philharmonic Endido J.A.T.P. Volume 10 Mercury
Billy Eckstine Prisoner Of Love Billy Eckstine Sings National
Benny Goodman With Peggy Lee Let's Do It Benny Goodman With Peggy Lee Columbia
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Kelly Blue African Waltz b/w Kelly Blue Riverside
Earl Hines Mountain Air Earl Hines & His All-Stars Mercury
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Bill Evans Trio Milestones Waltz For Debby Riverside
Oscar Brown, Jr. Man, Earnest Boy Tells It Like It Is! Columbia
The Jazz Messengers Ecaroh The Jazz Messengers Columbia
Sarah Vaughn Words Can't Describe Sarah Vaughn & Her Trio Emercy
Stan Getz Stella By Starlight Stan Getz Quartet (ep) Clef
Coleman Hawkins Phantomesque Coleman Hawkins (ep) Aladdin
Dinah Washington Makebelieve Dreams Dinah Washington Vol. 8 Official
Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle Only The Lonely Only The Lonely Capitol
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Sarah Vaughn Mean To Me Hot Jazz Remington
Earl Hines Father Cooperates Earl Hines & His All-Stars Mercury
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Satchel Mouth Swing Swing That Music (ep) Swaggie
Honey Hill Boogie Woogie Piano Jazz: Boogie Woogie Style (ep) Swaggie
Dinah Washington Mad About The Boy Dinah Washington Vol. 8 Official
Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis Larkins What Is There To Say? Songs In A Mellow Mood (ep) Decca
Garland Wilson Sweet Lorraine Swing Sessions 2 - 1938/1939 Pathe Marconi
Oscar Aleman Russian Lullaby Swing Sessions 2 - 1938/1939 Pathe Marconi
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McCoy Tyner Message From The Nile (excerpt) Extensions Blue Note
Interview With Neela Vaswani By Justin Desmangles Interview With Neela Vaswani By Justin Desmangles Interview With Neela Vaswani By Justin Desmangles Interview With Neela Vaswani By Justin Desmangles
McCoy Tyner Message From The Nile (excerpt) Extensions Blue Note
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Peggy Lee Is That All There Is? Is That All There Is? Capitol