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The Art of jazz : essays on the nature and development of jazz

Author: Martin Williams
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1960, ©1959.
Series: Evergreen, E-272
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Evergreen edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Williams
OCLC Number: 3492737
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 248 pages : music ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Sidney Bechet in Europe, 1919 / Ernest Ansermet --
Sonny Terry and his blues / Marshall Stearns --
Ragtime / Guy Waterman --
Jelly Roll Morton and the Frog-i-more Rag / William Russell --
King Oliver's creole jazz band / Larry Gushee --
James P. Johnson / Ross Russell --
Dixieland / Orrin Keepnews --
Bix Beiderbecke / George Avakian --
Bessie Smith / George Avakian --
Recording limits and blues form / Martin Williams --
Three boogie-woogie blues pianists. Clarence Lofton ; Jimmy Yancey ; Meade "Lux" Lewis / William Russell --
Big Maceo / Paul Oliver --
Duke Ellington in the nineteen-thirties / Charles Fox --
Duke Ellington / Vic Bellerby --
Billie Holiday / Glenn Coulter --
The genius of Art Tatum / Andre Hodeir --
Charlie Christian / Al Avakian --
Bebop / Ross Russell --
Two notes on modern jazzmen / Paul Bacon --
Looking back at the modern jazz quartet / Max Harrison --
The funky-hard bop regression / Martin Williams.
Series Title: Evergreen, E-272
Responsibility: edited by Martin T. Williams.

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