Knowledge Identifier: +Nat_Hentoff
Born in 1925.
Countries: United States (59%), U.S. (15%), Iraq (11%)
Linked to: Northeastern University, American Bar Association, Boston Latin School, Cato Institute
Shelly Manne - In 1957, critic Nat Hentoff called Manne one of the most "musical" and "illuminatively imaginative" drummers.
Kind of Blue - In a 1958 interview with Nat Hentoff of "The Jazz Review", Davis elaborated on this form of composition in contrast to the chord progression predominant in bebop, stating "No chords
The Village Voice - The firing of Nat Hentoff, who worked for the paper from 1958 to 2008, led to further criticism of the management by some of its current writers, Hentoff himself, and by the "Voice's" ideological rival paper "National Review"
In June 1970, he criticized Ted Sorenson, who was running in the primary election for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from New York, because Sorenson had lived for a time at the "restricted" New York Athletic Club, writing: "what kind of man would "choose" to live in one of this city's redoubts of bigotry-"
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie, a Baha'í since 1970, was one of the most famous adherents of the Baha'í Faith which helped him make sense of his position in a succession of trumpeters as well as turning his life from knife-carrying roughneck to global citizen, and from alcohol to soul force, in the words of author Nat Hentoff, who knew Gillespie for forty years.
He was awarded the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award in 1980 for his columns on law and criminal justice
In 1985 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by Northeastern University
In 2002 Nat Hentoff became a member of the Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America
In summer 2003, Hentoff wrote a column for the "Washington Times" in which he supported Tony Blair's claimed justifications for the war
In February 2009, Hentoff joined the libertarian Cato Institute as a senior fellow
In a May 2014 column titled "My Pro-Constitution Choice for President", Hentoff voiced his support for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's potential 2016 run for president