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Why jazz happened

Author: Marc Myers
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This social history looks at the many forces that shaped this most American of art forms and the many influences that gave rise to jazz's post-war styles. Rich with the voices of musicians, producers, promoters, and others on the scene during the decades following World War II, this book views jazz's evolution through the prism of technological advances, social transformations, changes in the law, economic trends,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Myers
ISBN: 9780520268784 0520268784
OCLC Number: 785873726
Description: x, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Record giants blink --
DJs, promoters, and bebop --
G.I. Bill and cool --
Speed war, tape, and solos --
Suburbia and West Coast jazz --
BMI, R & B, and hard bop --
Bias, Africa, and spiritual jazz --
Invasion and jazz-pop --
Alienation and the avant-garde --
Lights, volume, and fusion --
Jazz hangs on.
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Rich with the voices of musicians, producers, promoters, and others on the scene during the decades following World War II, this book views jazz's evolution through the prism of technological  Read more...

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"A highly engaging, thoroughly researched book." All About Jazz 20121028 "'Why Jazz Happened' Makes Its Points Like a Snazzy Lawyer in the Courtroom: Zip, Zam, Zot... Students and fans of jazz will Read more...

 
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