Audio Guide to Taj Mahal Foxtrot

Chapter 1: Forgetting the Ganges
Leon Abbey brings India its first “all-negro” jazz band.
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Chapter 2: Charming the Snake Charmers
Leon Abbey’s band, with trumpet player Bill Coleman at the fore, quickens Bombay’s pulse.
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Chapter 3: A Rather Cheery Spot
Ken Mac, The Taj Mahal Hotel Dance Orchestra and other Indian bands.
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Chapter 4: Attaining Hindustanese
Minstrelsy comes to Bombay.
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Chapter 5: The Italians of the East
Mehli Mehta and his Sextet and the story of Western classical music in India.
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Chapter 6: The Black Commotion
Jazz sinks roots in Bombay, Paris and Shanghai.
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Chapter 7: You Have to Feel It
Teddy Weatherford and his Indian sidemen.
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Chapter 8: An Indian Theme
Mickey Correa’s band.
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Chapter 9: Music Without Birth Control
Chic Chocolate and Bollywood jazz.
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Chapter 10: Modernistic Tendencies
Blue Rhythm’s pioneering British Modern Jazz concert.
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Chapter 11: A Damned Good Show
Cold War jazz and Dizzy Sal.
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Chapter 12: Frenetic Sleazy Heat
Braz Gonsalves, Toni Pinto, Amancio D’Silva and more.
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