The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond

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The most comprehensive interpretive history of jazz available in one volume, this book contains a survey of the past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz.

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The most comprehensive interpretive history of jazz available in one volume, this book contains a survey of the past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz.

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**** Previous editions of German jazz scholar Berendt's authoritative history are cited in BCL3. This new edition, which enlists the aid of Berendt protege Gunther Huesmann, updates and expands the English translation of the 1989 German edition, and adds a new American discography by Kevin Whitehead. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556520990
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Styles of Jazz 1
Around 1890: Ragtime 5
Turn of the Century: New Orleans 8
The Teens: Dixieland 11
The Twenties: Chicago 13
The Thirties: Swing 15
The Forties: Bebop 16
The Fifties: Cool, Hard Bop 19
The Sixties: Free Jazz 23
The Seventies 34
From the Eighties to the Nineties 45
The Musicians of Jazz 61
Louis Armstrong 64
Bessie Smith 71
Bix Beiderbecke 74
Duke Ellington 77
Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young 83
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie 89
Miles Davis 99
John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman 112
John McLaughlin 128
David Murray and Wynton Marsalis 136
The Elements of Jazz 147
Sound and Phrasing 149
Improvisation 152
The Arrangement 157
The Blues 162
Spiritual and Gospel Song 173
Harmony 177
Melody 182
Rhythm, Swing 188
The Instruments of Jazz 197
The Trumpet 199
The Trombone 211
The Clarinet 219
The Saxophones 228
The Soprano Saxophone 229
The Alto Saxophone 235
The Tenor Saxophone 242
The Baritone Saxophone 258
Saxophone Groups 261
The Flute 264
The Vibraphone 269
The Piano 272
Organ, Keyboards, Synthesizer 293
The Guitar 303
The Bass 319
The Drums 331
The Percussion Instruments (Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian, African, Indian, Balinese) 349
The Violin 360
Miscellaneous Instruments 365
The Vocalists of Jazz 373
The Male Singers 375
The Female Singers 384
The Big Bands of Jazz 397
Fletcher Henderson and the Beginning 400
The Goodman Era 401
The Black Kings of Swing 403
Woody and Stan 406
The Bop Big Bands 408
Basie as Basis 410
Gil Evans and George Russell 412
Free Big Bands 413
Rock Big Bands 417
Big Bands Forever: The Seventies and Eighties 418
The Jazz Combos 425
The Swing Combos 428
Bop and Cool 430
First High Points of Integration 432
From Hard Bop to Free 434
Ornette and After 436
The Seventies 437
Neo-Bop 438
AACM 438
Jazz-Rock and Fusion 440
The Eighties 444
Classicism 444
Neoclassicism 446
World Music 447
Free Funk 449
Towards a Definition of Jazz 451
Discography 459
Index 509
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