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'Pleasures of Being Out of Step' a brisk look at Nat Hentoff
'Pleasures of Being Out of Step' a brisk look at Nat Hentoff

Anyone with even a casual interest in jazz knows the name Nat Hentoff. Look on the back of landmark albums like John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" or Miles Davis' "Sketches of Spain" and you'll see Hentoff's name, along with an articulate essay that will help you understand the music and feel it deeply. Hentoff's passion for jazz and his ardent defense of the 1st Amendment are the cornerstones of the engaging documentary "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff," a brisk look at the extraordinary career of the 89-year-old writer. As the title implies, director David Lewis' movie functions as mostly a...

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