Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development / Edition 1

Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development / Edition 1

by Gunther Schuller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195040430

ISBN-13: 9780195040432

Pub. Date: 06/19/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties—Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others—and the big bands

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Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties—Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others—and the big bands and arrangers—Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington—placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195040432
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/19/1986
Series:
History of Jazz Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
426,415
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.83(d)

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