Arthur Briggs

Historian Tyler Stovall on WWII, Post-War, and Bebop

Tyler Stovall describes Arthur Briggs’ role during World War II in the Montmartre jazz scene, the role of jazz during and after the war, and the origins of Bebop. Tyler Stovall: Arthur Briggs was somebody- he had come to Paris in the mid-‘20s with the first wave of African-American musicians. He had married a Frenchwoman, […]