The Essential Jazz Records: From Ragtime to Swing

The Essential Jazz Records: From Ragtime to Swing

by Max Harrison, Charles Fox, Eric Thacker
     
 

Three distinguished jazz critics have chosen 250 records that best document the music at its peak in various periods- from the Savannah syncopators and Scott Joplin, to Armstrong and Hines and Bechet, to the swing of Benny Carter, Artie Shaw, Basie, Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young. All the major figures and their top recordings are discussed with… See more details below

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Three distinguished jazz critics have chosen 250 records that best document the music at its peak in various periods- from the Savannah syncopators and Scott Joplin, to Armstrong and Hines and Bechet, to the swing of Benny Carter, Artie Shaw, Basie, Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young. All the major figures and their top recordings are discussed with historical and musical analyses. Authoritative and readable, here is a book for every jazz library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306803260
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/01/1988
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.21(d)

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