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Jazz issues : a critical history

Author: David W Megill; Paul Tanner
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Brown & Benchmark, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intended to be of use to music and jazz students, this text emphasizes musical trends and developments in jazz as well as its history. It contains an analysis of literature and performances, and covers historical and current issues confronted by jazz musicians and composers.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Megill, David W.
Jazz issues.
Madison, Wis. : Brown & Benchmark, ©1995
(OCoLC)654730901
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Megill; Paul Tanner
ISBN: 0697125718 9780697125712
OCLC Number: 32093229
Description: xii, 397 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Toward a definition of jazz --
Early influences, prejazz, early jazz --
Early New Orleans Dixieland to swing --
Bop to the present --
An overview of theoretical concerns --
An art form in its infancy --
Extemporized ensembles --
Ensemble composition --
The engine of popularity --
The developing mainstream --
Notation and improvisation --
a question of balance --
Classical/Jazz distinctions --
Fusion --
an art form at risk --
Controversy among stylistic worlds.
Responsibility: David W. Megill, Paul O.W. Tanner.

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