Jazz: An American Journey / Edition 1

Jazz: An American Journey / Edition 1

by Brian Harker
     
 

ISBN-10: 013098261X

ISBN-13: 9780130982612

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Pearson

Jazz in the Twentieth Century places jazz music within its rich historical and cultural context. The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture. Presented from the point of view of the original participants (musicians

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Jazz in the Twentieth Century places jazz music within its rich historical and cultural context. The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture. Presented from the point of view of the original participants (musicians, critics and audiences), the book focuses on the music with thirty-five recorded examples that are accompanied by a listening chart, commentary and analysis all to provides a more vivid setting for jazz, that grounds it in the time, place and worldview of its creators. The author examines the development of jazz including its origins (ca. 1900-1914), early jazz (ca. 1914-1929), swing (ca. 1929-1945), bop (ca. 1945-1960), free jazz to fusion (ca. 1960-1975), and postmodern jazz (ca. 1975-2000). For those interested in a vivid introduction to Jazz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130982612
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
496,752
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

I. ORIGINS (ca. 1900-1914).

1. Black Americans at the Turn of the Century.

2. Sources of Jazz.

3. New Orleans.

II. EARLY JAZZ (ca. 1914-1929).

4. Historical Context: The Jazz Age.

5. New Orleans Jazz.

6. Louis Armstrong.

7. White Jazz.

8. New York Bands.

9. Early Jazz Piano.

III. SWING (ca. 1929-1945).

10. Historical Context: The Swing Era.

11. Black Bands.

12. Duke Ellington.

13. White Bands.

14. Virtuoso Soloists.

15. Female Singers.

IV. BOP (ca. 1945-1960).

16. Historical Context: Postwar America.

17. Bebop.

18. Charlie Parker.

19. Cool Jazz.

20. Hard Bop.

21. Miles Davis.

V. FREE JAZZ TO FUSION (ca. 1960-1975).

22. Historical Context: The Sixties.

23. Free Jazz.

24. John Coltrane.

25. Modern Big Bands and Male Singers.

26. Bossa Nova and Soul Jazz.

27. Fusion.

VI. POSTMODERN JAZZ (ca. 1975-2000).

28. The Neo-Bop Movement.

29. Free Jazz and Fusion in the 19809s.

30. Jazz at the Millenium.

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