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Jazz, its evolution and essence

Author: André Hodeir
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. Black Cat edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the musicians, musical elements, and other factors which have been influential in the development of jazz music.
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Genre/Form: Discographies
Discography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodeir, André, 1921-
Jazz, its evolution and essence.
New York : Grove Press, 1980
(OCoLC)639513399
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Hodeir
OCLC Number: 6438220
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 279 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The world of jazz --
The evolution of jazz and the idea of classicism --
Blues and military marches --
A great classical figure among the oldtimers (concerning eight recordings of the Hot Five) --
The romantic imagination of Dickie Wells --
A masterpiece : concerto for Cootie --
Charlie Parker and the bop movement --
Miles Davis and the cool tendency --
Melody in jazz --
Musical thought --
The phenomenon of swing --
The evolution of rhythmic conceptions --
The handling of sound --
The essence --
The influence of jazz on European music.
Other Titles: Hommes et problèmes du jazz.
Responsibility: by André Hodeir with a new introduction by Martin Williams ; translated by David Noakes.

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Discusses the musicians, musical elements, and other factors which have been influential in the development of jazz music.

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