Tuesday January 24: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
From the birth of jazz in New Orleans to the spread of drugs in Harlem, the culture of music and drugs has been a tale of mutually informative symbiosis. From their introduction to America through the personalities, performances, and writings of the Beats, among others, recreational drugs have taken root in and taken their toll on creators like the jazz innovators of the mid-20th century. Author Martin Torgoff weaves together this history of drugs, jazz, and race in a beautiful, smooth fashion, as it's never been told before.
Martin is joined by John Tytell for a conversation about the long, strange trip of music.
Buy a copy of Bop Apocalypse or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.