Ashley Kahn is a Grammy-winning music historian, author and producer, a wearer of hats, is wary of autocrats, loves jazz but is allergic to cats. He has written titles on legendary recordings — A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, and Kind of Blue by Miles Davis — and on a record label: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records; and co-wrote Carlos Santana’s autobiography The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light. His most recent book, George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters was published in August 2020. He teaches at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music.
A new generation of American jazz musicians has looked to Europe as a haven, a place to build a career, and a home. These are some of their stories.