Bebop: The Music and Its Players / Edition 1

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Overview

In "Bebop," Owens conducts us on an insightful, loving tour through the music, players, and recordings that changed American culture. Combining vivid portraits of bebop's gigantic personalities with deft musical analysis, he ranges from the early classics of modern jazz (starting with the 1943 Onyx Club performances of Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, Don Byas, and George Wallington) through the central role of Charlie Parker, to an instrument-by-instrument look at the key players and their innovations. "A very informative and enlightening book on the bebop era."—Horace Silver
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"The most in-depth and scholarly assessment of the context, music, and its practitioners to date."--Eddie Meadows, author of Jazz Research and Performance Materials

"A detailed, well-researched book for those serious about jazz and its components. It will double as interesting reading for individuals, and be vitally useful in the classroom. Bravo!"--John Clayton

"An excellent way to get a more-than-superficial knowledge of certain aspects of bebop."--Jazz Now

"A very informative and enlightening book."--Horace Silver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195106510
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 976,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Thomas Owens is Professor of Music at El Camino College in Torrance, California.

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