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The swing era : the development of jazz, 1930-1945

Author: Gunther Schuller
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the period in American musical history from 1930 to 1945 when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music.
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schuller, Gunther.
Swing era.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)755277438
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gunther Schuller
ISBN: 019504312X 9780195043129 0195071409 9780195071405
OCLC Number: 17660255
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 919 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: The "king" of swing --
Benny Goodman --
Duke Ellington : master composer --
Louis Armstrong --
The quintessence of swing. Jimmie Lunceford ; Count Basie --
The great black bands. Earl Hines ; Chick Webb ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Claude Hopkins ; Fletcher Henderson ; Cab Calloway ; Andy Kirk ; Don Redman ; Benny Carter ; Mills Blue Rhythm Band ; Lionel Hampton ; Cootie Williams/Erskine Hawkins ; Horace Henderson ; Edgar Hayes ; Harlem bands ; Tiny Bradshaw --
The great soloists. Coleman Hawkins ; Roy Eldridge ; Bunny Berigan ; Art Tatum ; Teddy Wilson ; Red Norvo ; Billie Holiday ; Lester Young ; Charlie Christian ; Ben Webster ; Jack Teagarden ; Pee Wee Russell ; Henry "Red" Allen --
The white bands. The Casa Loma Orchestra ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra ; Jimmy Dorsey ; Bob Crosby ; Paul Whiteman ; Glenn Miller ; Tommy Dorsey ; Artie Shaw ; Charlie Barnet ; Gene Krupa ; Woody Herman ; Harry James ; Larry Clinton ; Bob Chester ; Claude Thornhill ; Les Brown ; Hal Mcintyre ; Other white bands --
The territory bands --
Small groups. Red Nichols ; John Kirby ; King Cole ; Joe Mooney ; Rex Stewart ; Lennie Tristano --
Things to come.
Responsibility: Gunther Schuller.
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