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Gone in the Air
Paul Karting: Memories of jazz in Rotterdam 1960-1970 David Kleijwegt


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This unique book contains, besides anecdotes and valuable memories, almost 50 special photographs, both onstage and backstage, of several famous names from the world of jazz.

David Kleijwegt wrote down the stories of Paul Karting, which in those years took, as a jazz business manager for the Rotterdam’s Club B14, international stars such as Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Cannonbal Adderley, Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Sunny Murray, Gary Peacock and Don Cherry to the Netherlands. These stories form an overview of the jazz scene in Rotterdam during this much-moved decade. Gone in the air is written in Dutch with an English translation in the back.

Paul Karting (1940) was born in Rotterdam. In the beginning of the sixties he started as a programmer for the jazz club B-14. After this, he worked as a representative for several record labels.

David Kleijwegt (1965) grew up with the jazz collection of his father. His complete working life he reported about music in all its possible forms. Kleijwegt was producer and editor of the television programme Lola da Musica (VPRO) and is currently working for Vrij Nederland.


Paul Karting: Memories of jazz in Rotterdam 1960-1970


David Kleijwegt


9059721276 / 9789059721272