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A new history of jazz

Author: Alyn Shipton
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of jazz music in the United States and abroad that focuses on the personalities who were behind the creation of the music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shipton, Alyn.
New history of jazz.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2001 (2002 printing)
(OCoLC)623028710
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyn Shipton
ISBN: 0826447546 9780826447548 082646338X 9780826463388 0826465927 9780826465924
OCLC Number: 45338600
Description: x, 965 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Precursors --
2. Classic jazz --
3. Piano jazz : stride and boogie-woogie --
4. The rise of the big bands --
5. International jazz to World War II --
6. Small groups in transition --
7. The birth of bebop --
8. Big-band bebop --
9. Dissemination --
10. Jazz singing to 1950 --
11. The New Orleans revival and mainstream jazz --
12. Early Miles Davis --
13. Hard bop and soul-jazz --
14. Cool jazz and the West Coast movement --
15. Big bands in transition --
16. Coltrane and Mingus --
17. Free jazz : Ornette Coleman and the "New thing" --
18. Politicization : the AACM and other organizations --
19. Jazz as world music --
20. Jazz fusions --
21. Postmodern jazz.
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Alyn Shipton examines material from the string bands and francophone vocal ensembles of the plantation to the highly developed and sophisticated world of turn-of-the-century African American Theatre.  Read more...

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