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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.
Contents Introduction and Background Origins/Precursors: including plantation music, ragtime, blues, brass bands Classic Jazz: New Orleans, Chicago in the 1920s, ODJB, Keppard, Oliver, Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke Piano Jazz: ragtime to stride, swing, boogie woogie The Move to Larger Bands: Whiteman, Goldkette, Henderson, Ellington, Russell, Goodman, Shaw, Basie, Dorseys
Interlude 1: International Jazz up to World War II From Swing to Bop Small Groups in Transition: John Kirby, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, 52nd St Birth of Bebop: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford How Bebop Developed: soloists, rhythm sections Larger Bands from Gillespie to Kenton and Herman Interlude 2: Dissemination: Summary of Recording and Broadcasting from 78s to Digital Technology
Consolidation of Bop Early Miles Davis, from Birth of the Cool to Kind of Blue; Rollins, early Coltrane Hard Bop and Soul Jazz: Silver, Blakey, Morgan, Byrd, Henderson Cool Jazz and the West Coast Movement: Evans, Mulligan, Baker, MJQ, Konitz, Tristano, Lighthouse Large Bands: From Thornhill through to the Basie New Testament Band
Interlude 3: Jazz Singing to 1950
New Jazz Free Jazz: Ornette Coleman, The New Thing (Ayler, Shepp); Cecil Taylor Coltrane and Mingus Politicisation: BAG, AACM, Braxton, Tapscott
Interlude 4: New Orleans, Revival and Mainstream Jazz, Including JATP Jazz as World Music Out of Africa: Jazz Epistles, Ibrahim, Masekela, McGregor, Pukwana, Pops Mahomen, Moses Molelekwa Latin Jazz: Afro-Cuban Jazz; Brazilian Jazz Europe: Scandinavia, France, Germany, UK, Holland
Interlude 5: Jazz Singing from 1950
Postmodern Jazz Jazz Fusions Big Band Renaissance: Akiyoshi, Russell, Ecans, Carla Bley, David Murray Jazz Repertory, Education and Neo-Classicism Urban Movements:
From M-Base to hip-hop, rap and funk
Columbia Records CD Tie-In A New History of Jazz will include boxed inserts with detailed discussions of each of the following performances featured on the two-CD set Jazz the Definitive Performances, (Columbia Records/Sony Music, Columbia J2K 65807): Indiana: Original Dixieland Jazz Band* St Louis Blues: Bessie Smith* Dippermouth Blues: King Oliver* Stampede: Fletcher Henderson* Wild Cat Blues: Sidney Bechet/Clarence Williams* Singin the Blues: Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke* West End Blues: Louis Armstrong* Tiger Rag: Art Tatum* God Bless the Child: Billie Holiday* Lester Leaps In: Count Basie* Flying Home: Benny Goodman* I Can't Get Started: Dizzie Gillespie* It Don't Mean a Thing: Duke Ellington* 9:30 Special: Coleman Hawkins/Basie* Let Me Off Uptown: Roy Eldridge/Gene Krupa* Tain't What'Cha Do: Jimmie Lunceford* Four Brothers: Woody Herman* Nica's Dream: Art Blakey/Horace Silver + Jazz Messengers* So What: Miles Davis/Coltrane/Cannonball Adderley/Bill Evans* Goodbye Pork Pie Hat: Mingus* Take Five: Dave Brubeck* It's All Right With Me: Erroll Garner* Straight No Chaser: Thelonious Monk* Searching: Duke Ellington* Sanctuary: Miles Davis* Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu* Watermelon Man: Herbie Hancock* Birdland: Weather Report* Artist in America: Ornette Coleman* Round Midnight: Dexter Gordon* Steppin Out With My Baby: Tony Bennett* A Thousand Autumns: Branford Marsalis* Freedom is in the Trying: Wynton Marsalis. A sticker on each CD will refer to Alyn Shipton's book.