The History Of Jazz

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199831876
Size: 26.43 MB
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Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born.

The History Of Jazz And The Jazz Musicians

Author: Aurwin Nicholas
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365808289
Size: 43.20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The History of Jazz is a story rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy and emotion, this coffee table book concept provides an ideal setting to share the cultural history of the people and places that helped shape the development and progression of the history of jazz. And is presented in an eclectic format to preserve the works of the original authors of this subject matter. The Jazz Sippers Group presents these collective writings through interpretive techniques designed to educate and entertain, and seeks to preserve information and resources associated with the origins of the history of jazz. The musicians are the men and women who, made and still make the music, the leaders as well as the sidemen, and side women who have and continue to make jazz a popular music.

A Concise History Of Jazz

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609742842
Size: 62.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.


Author: Nat Hentoff
Size: 48.38 MB
Format: PDF
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The Story Of Jazz

Author: Marshall Winslow Stearns
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195012699
Size: 80.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Traces the evolution of jazz from its African and West Indian roots to its contemporary forms and discusses the careers and styles of Leadbelly, Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and others

A New History Of Jazz

Author: Alyn Shipton
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780826417893
Size: 63.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a history of jazz music in the United States and abroad, focusing on the personalities who were behind the creation of the music.

Before Motown

Author: Lars Bjorn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067657
Size: 74.90 MB
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Provides a history of jazz music and documents the careers of a variety of jazz musicians in Detroit from 1920 to 1960.