Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s
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This indispensable book brings us face to face with some of the most memorable figures in jazz history and charts the rise and development of bop in the late 1930s and ’40s. Ira Gitler interviewed more than 50 leading jazz figures, over a 10-year period, to preserve for posterity their recollections of the transition in jazz from the big band era to the modern jazz period. The musicians interviewed, including both the acclaimed and the unrecorded, tell in their own words how this renegade music emerged, why it was a turning point in American jazz, and how it influenced their….

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The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz
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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,….

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The Gibson 175: Its History and Its Players

The Gibson 175: Its History and Its Players
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(Guitar). Debuting in 1949 and in continuous production ever since, the ES-175 is one of the most versatile and famous guitars in music history. The first Gibson electric to feature a Florentine cutaway, the ES-175 was also one of the first Electric Spanish guitars to be fitted with P.A.F. humbuckers and is prized for its playability, craftsmanship, and full rich tone. The list of players who have utilized the ES-175’s distinctive sound reads like a who’s who of historic and contemporary jazz, rock, blues and fusion, players such as: Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Joe Diorio, Toots Thielmans, Wes Montgomery, Pat….

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A Short History of Jazz

A Short History of Jazz
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This textbook is intended for both beginning and advanced students of jazz. Bob Yurochko presents a chronological history of jazz, from early West African and New Orleans roots to the Jazz Age, to the Swing Era, to the Bebop Era, through the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, to the contemporary scene. The comprehensive coverage of the contemporary jazz scene includes Latin influences, funk, rhythm and blues, new age fusion, and mainstream styles. The book synthesizes a vast amount of material into a concise history, allowing for more listening time in the classroom.
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Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making (Roth Family Foundation Music in America Imprint)

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making
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Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) was one of jazz’s greatest and most enigmatic figures. As a composer, pianist, and bandleader, Monk both extended the piano tradition known as Harlem stride and was at the center of modern jazz’s creation during the 1940s, setting the stage for the experimentalism of the 1960s and ’70s. This pathbreaking study combines cultural theory, biography, and musical analysis to shed new light on Monk’s music and on the jazz canon itself. Gabriel Solis shows how the work of this stubbornly nonconformist composer emerged from the jazz world’s fringes to find a central place in its canon. Solis….

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The Real Easy Book, Vol.3: A SHort History Of Jazz

The Real Easy Book, Vol.3: A SHort History Of Jazz
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Like earlier Real Easy Books from Sher Music, Vol.3 contains easy, but classic jazz tunes on one page and all the information a band director would normally write out for their students on the adjacent page. Vol.3 is unique because it contains 5-10 tunes from each historical era of jazz – from Dixieland up through Afro-Cuban Jazz – thus giving the student a great introduction to the wide world of jazz. In addition, each section has an entertaining, yet informative, history text introducing the era, including the musical innovations that style of jazz brought to the music. The end….

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The Jazz Scene: An Informal History from New Orleans to 1990

The Jazz Scene: An Informal History from New Orleans to 1990
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No one can tell us more about jazz than the musicians themselves. Unfortunately, most oral histories have limited scope–focusing on a particular era or style–and fail to capture the full, rich story of jazz. Now, in this vivid oral history, W. Royal Stokes presents nearly a century of jazz–its people, places, periods, and styles–as it was seen by the artists who created America’s most distinctive music. Here, along with the author’s enlightening commentary, are the words of musicians famous and little-known, veterans of the early years and pathbreakers of the present, telling us about their origins and adventures, about the….

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We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History
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The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown (the originator of western swing) at the musical helm and future Texas governor W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel as band manager and emcee, the Doughboys are still going strong in the twenty-first century. Arguably the quintessential Texas band, the Doughboys have performed all the varieties of music that Texans love, including folk and fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, gospel and hymns, commercial….

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A Brief History of Jazz Including Swing Music, Modal Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Rap, and More

A Brief History of Jazz Including Swing Music, Modal Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Rap, and More
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The book focuses on the history of jazz, a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities. Read about the evolution of jazz throughout the years including post bop, free jazz, soul jazz, acid jazz, punk jazz, and more. ….

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