By Émile Zola
"Je suis un libre écrivain qui n'a european qu'une ardour dans sa vie, celle de los angeles vérité, qui s'est battu pour elle sur tous les champs de bataille. (...) j'ai servi mon can pay par l. a. plume, de tout mon braveness, de toute ma strength de travail et de bonne foi." Homme passionné, indigné par l'injustice et le mensonge, engagé dans des combats décisifs, Zola a écrit des centaines d'articles où se déploient une verve polémique, une éloquence de tribun, les valeurs les plus hautes. Ils méritent d'être connus.
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Mike Zwerin, a young white trombone player, was approached by Miles to attend a rehearsal for what turned out to be the Royal Roost band. While Zwerin was not part of the studio band that January, he later recalled of the rehearsals: “Miles was . . cool. Pleasant, relaxed, diffident. It was his first time as leader, he relied on Gil. ” OPPOSITE: Shaw Artists agency promotional portrait, circa 1955. Published as part of the Be-Bop Piano Series in 1949, Miles’ “Nuclear Fission” was never recorded by him.
I was underage—you had to be twenty-one in Pennsylvania to get into a club to hear some jazz. In Philadelphia, we had two big clubs: there was Pep’s, and right across the street was the Showboat in the basement of a small hotel. The thing for me was the matinee on Sundays that went from four to six or something like that. So I’d paint on a little moustache, take a dollar to get in plus the fare to get there on the subway and back. I’d give the guy a dollar at the door, get this tall, smoked glass with a soft drink, no alcohol.
How you gonna have a cat who played with a woman singer, play with Miles? ” “Well this band’s going to go bad now, man ’cause Red’s . ” “Yeah, they’re getting some cat named Bill Evans. I don’t think he’ll be able to hang with Miles. ” Then the band would come to Philadelphia and blow everybody away. We realized that every time he made a change, it was right. He knew what he was doing. M any years later, my wife Camille and I were in the south of France, and we went to see him at a concert in Cimiez, near Nice, I think this was five years before he died.
Ah ! Vivre indigné, vivre enragé !... by Émile Zola