Book ‘Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld’ by T. J. English

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From T. J. English, the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, comes the epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20th century America. “[A] brilliant and courageous book.” — Dr. Cornel West. Dangerous Rhythms tells the symbiotic story of jazz and the underworld: a relationship fostered in some of 20th century America’s most notorious vice districts. For the first half of the century mobsters and musicians enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership. By offering artists like Louis Armstrong, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald a stage, the mob, including major players Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and Charlie “Lucky” Luciano…

Publisher: William Morrow (August 2, 2022); Pages: 448 pages; ISBN-10: 0063031418; ISBN-13: 978-0063031418; ASIN:‎ B09KRXDNSH

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Author’s biography: T. J. English is a noted journalist, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana NocturnePaddy WhackedThe Savage City, and Where the Bodies Were Buried. He also authored The Westies, a national bestseller, Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award, and The Corporation. His journalism has appeared in EsquirePlayboy, and New York magazine, among other publications. His screenwriting credits include episodes for the television dramas NYPD Blue and Homicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.