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Jazz : a history of America's music

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Jazz.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000
(OCoLC)654172391
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns
ISBN: 067944551X 9780679445517 0679765395 9780679765394
OCLC Number: 42404676
Description: x, 489 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Gumbo : beginnings to 1907 --
ch. 2. The gift : 1907-1917 --
ch. 3. The jazz age : 1917-1924 --
Freedom of expression with a groove : an interview with Wynton Marsalis --
ch. 4. Our language : 1925-1929 --
ch. 5. Hard, hard times : 1929-1935 --
Reminiscing in tempo / by Dan Morgenstern --
ch. 6. The velocity of celebration : 1936-1939 --
ch. 7. Dedicated to chaos : 1940-1945 --
White noise and white knights : some thoughts on race, jazz, and the white jazz musician / by Gerald Early --
ch. 8. Risk : 1945-1950 --
Extreme jazz : the avant-garde / by Gary Giddins --
ch. 9. The adventure : 1950-1960 --
The presence is always the point / by Stanley Crouch --
ch. 10. A masterpiece by midnight : 1960 to the present.
Responsibility: by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; with a preface by Ken Burns.
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Traces the history of jazz music from its origins in New Orleans through the twentieth century, and looks at the lives and contributions of some of the genre's greatest composers and performers.

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