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West Coast jazz : modern jazz in California, 1945-1960

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the last half-century, New York's preeminence in the world of jazz has been challenged only once--during the 1950s--when California emerged with a splash on the jazz scene. "West Coast jazz," as it soon became known, was a fresh new sound which stirred both controversy and excitement in equal measure. One thing, however, was certain: never before (or since) had so many jazz musicians from the Coast made such an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gioia, Ted.
West Coast jazz.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)654740677
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Gioia
ISBN: 0195063104 9780195063103
OCLC Number: 24009620
Description: xii, 404 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Central Avenue Breakdown --
2. The Bird in the Basket --
3. The Chase --
4. Dave Brubeck and Modern Jazz in San Francisco --
5. The San Francisco Scene in the 1950s --
6. Central Avenue Survivors --
7. Big Bands out West --
8. City of Glass --
9. Chet Baker and the Pianoless Quartet --
10. From the Lighthouse --
11. A Ring-tail Monkey --
12. Martians Go Home --
13. The Anti-drummer --
14. Straight Life --
15. LA Hard Bop --
16. Something Else! --
17. West Coast Jazz: Final Considerations --
Appendix: Fifty Representative West Coast Jazz Recordings 1945-1960.
Responsibility: Ted Gioia.
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Traces the story of American West Coast jazz from its roots to its decline in the face of rock'n'roll. The text features profiles of jazz greats who became popular during this era, including Dave  Read more...

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