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Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall jazz concert

Author: Catherine Tackley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford studies in recorded jazz.
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"On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America's venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert - widely considered one of the most significant events in American music history - helped to usher jazz and swing music into the American cultural mainstream. This reputation has been perpetuated by Columbia Records' 1950 release of the concert on LP. Now, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Benny Goodman; Benny Goodman; Benny Goodman; Benny Goodman; Benny Goodman; Benny Goodman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Tackley
ISBN: 9780195398304 0195398300 9780195398311 0195398319
OCLC Number: 743214188
Awards: Winner of Jazz Publication of the Year 2013.
Description: xviii, 223 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Context --
Precedents: jazz concerts and audiences --
Promotion --
Program --
2. Performance --
The orchestra --
"Twenty years of jazz" --
"Jam session" --
Trio and quartet --
Conclusion --
3. Representation --
Repercussions --
Recording --
Reception --
Re-creation.
Series Title: Oxford studies in recorded jazz.
Responsibility: Catherine Tackley.
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"On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America's venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert - widely considered one of the most significant events in American music history - helped to usher jazz and swing music into the American cultural mainstream. This reputation has been perpetuated by Columbia Records' 1950 release of the concert on LP. Now, in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, jazz scholar and musician Catherine Tackley provides the first in depth, scholarly study of this seminal concert and recording. Combining rigorous documentary and archival research with close analysis of the recording, Tackley strips back the accumulated layers of interpretation and meaning to assess the performance in its original context, and explore what the material has come to represent in its recorded form. Taking a complete view of the concert, she examines the rich cultural setting in which it took place, and analyzes the compositions, arrangements and performances themselves, before discussing the immediate reception, and lasting legacy and impact of this storied event and album. As the definitive study of one of the most important recordings of the twentieth-century, Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert is a must-read for all serious jazz fans, musicians and scholars"--Publisher's description.

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