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A New History of Jazz

A New History of Jazz

  • Author: Alyn Shipton
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780826417893
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 804
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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.

New History of Jazz

New History of Jazz

  • Author: Alyn Shipton
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9780826473806
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 965
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In this major update of the acclaimed and award-winning jazz history, Alyn Shipton challenges many of the assumptions that surround the birth and growth of jazz music. Shipton also re-evaluates the transition from swing to be-bop, asking just how political this supposed modern jazz revolution actually was. He makes the case for jazz as a truly international music from its earliest days, charting significant developments outside the USA from the 1920s onwards. All the great names in jazz history are here, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and from Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. But unlike those historians who call a halt with the death of Coltrane in 1967, Shipton continues the story with the major trends in jazz over the last 40 years: free jazz, jazz rock, world music influences, and the re-emergence of the popular jazz singer. This new edition brings the book completely up-to-date, including such names as John Medeski, Diana Krall, Django Bates, and Matthias Ruegg. There are also impor¬tant new sections on Latin Jazz and the repertory movement.

The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

  • Author: Stuart A. Kallen
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 1420508202
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Readers will learn that music based on jazz beats can be heard all over the world but the roots of the style are distinctly American. Jazz grew out of the musical hothouse that was New Orleans, Louisiana at the end of the nineteenth century. Jazz represents the creative musical side of the United States to people across the globe. Jazz personalities such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and now Esperanza Spaulding, are heroes to countless jazz fans from Tokyo to Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Just as a swinging jazz quartet unites its individual players behind a driving syncopated beat, jazz music has proven its ability to bring people together over a shared interest in a universal sound.

The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

  • Author: Ted Gioia
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199831876
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 452
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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.

A Concise History of Jazz

A Concise History of Jazz

  • Author: JOHN ROBERT BROWN
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • ISBN: 1609742842
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 228
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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.

Chronik des Jazz

Chronik des Jazz

  • Author: Mervyn Cooke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783841902313
  • Category:
  • Page: 272
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But beautiful

But beautiful

ein Buch über Jazz

  • Author: Geoff Dyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596153145
  • Category:
  • Page: 253
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Jazz

Jazz

  • Author: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr.
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 142050570X
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Jazz's influence on music in the twentieth century is unparalleled, with derivatives including bebop, funk, hip-hop, psychedelic rock, reggae, Latin soul, and ska. This comprehensive survey of jazz music dives deep into the origins of the genre and explores the history of jazz from its early roots in West African drumming to its modern interpretations. Readers will learn about the defining eras of jazz, pioneering jazz musicians, and the political and historical legacy of this music style.

The Jazz of Physics

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums

  • Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander
  • Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
  • ISBN: 3732548791
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 333
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Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

A Short History of Jazz

A Short History of Jazz

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780830415953
  • Category: Jazz
  • Page: 318
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Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder

Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder

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  • Author: Mary Morris
  • Publisher: Aufbau Digital
  • ISBN: 3841211429
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Die Musik war ihre einzige Liebe – bis sie einander fanden. Amerika, um 1920: Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die ganz Chicago erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft – und erlebt seine erste Liebe. Doch schon bald steht er vor der Wahl zwischen der Musik und denen, die ihm nahestehen. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties – so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik. „Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer.“ New York Times.

The Story of Jazz

The Story of Jazz

  • Author: Marshall Winslow Stearns
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195012699
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 367
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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

Handful of Keys

Handful of Keys

Conversations with 30 Jazz Pianists

  • Author: Alyn Shipton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136732896
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 192
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Loudest Trumpet

The Loudest Trumpet

Buddy Bolden and the Early History of Jazz

  • Author: Daniel Hardie
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1583486070
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 269
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This is the story of Buddy Bolden, inventor of jazz, who was celebrated as king in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. It tells of his life, his career, and of the effect he had on the music of our time. From eyewitness accounts, published information, and early photographs, The Loudest Trumpet describes how he played the cornet and how his band introduced a new syncopated sound to popular music. It also explains how he influenced the music of his contemporaries in the city and how his raggy, blues-based New Orleans style developed into the music of the Jazz Era—the twenties.

Jazz

Jazz

A History

  • Author: Frank Tirro
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393963687
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 680
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An account of the great movements, moments, and personalities in the history of jazz, from African roots to current styles, draws on a variety of enlightening sources and perspectives

The Ancestry of Jazz

The Ancestry of Jazz

A Musical Family History

  • Author: Daniel Hardie
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595307396
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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An exploration of the roots from which New Orleans jazz sprang at the end of the nineteenth century. Beginning with the earliest music to appear in the American Colonies traces the growth of musical families that played a part in the development of American folk and popular music before and after the Civil War. Author lives in Sydney.

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

Ireland, 1921-84

  • Author: J. R. Hill
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191615595
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1254
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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 12: Music

  • Author: Bill C. Malone
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616661
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 448
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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

A History of Jazz in Britain, 1919-50

A History of Jazz in Britain, 1919-50

  • Author: Jim Godbolt
  • Publisher: Northway Publications
  • ISBN: 9780955788819
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 299
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A History of Jazz in Britain 1919-1950 was the first truly comprehensive survey of this phenomenon from a British perspective. Despite the increase in literature since it was first published, there is no other book to rival it. This new edition includes additional photos and an updated text.

Nilsson

Nilsson

The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

  • Author: Alyn Shipton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199330697
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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Paul McCartney and John Lennon described him as the Beatles' "favorite group," he won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson. In this first ever full-length biography, Alyn Shipton traces Nilsson's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. A major celebrity at a time when huge concerts and festivals were becoming the norm, Nilsson shunned live performance. His venue was the studio, his stage the dubbing booth, his greatest triumphs masterful examples of studio craft. He was a gifted composer of songs for a wide variety of performers, including the Ronettes, the Yardbirds, and the Monkees, yet Nilsson's own biggest hits were almost all written by other songwriters. He won two Grammy awards, in 1969 for "Everybody's Talkin'" (the theme song for Midnight Cowboy), and in 1972 for "Without You," had two top ten singles, numerous album successes, and wrote a number of songs--"Coconut" and "Jump into the Fire," to name just two--that still sound remarkably fresh and original today. He was once described by his producer Richard Perry as "the finest white male singer on the planet," but near the end of his life, Nilsson's career was marked by voice-damaging substance abuse and the infamous deaths of both Keith Moon and Mama Cass in his London flat. Drawing on exclusive access to Nilsson's papers, Alyn Shipton's biography offers readers an intimate portrait of a man who has seemed both famous and unknowable--until now.