Kansas City Jazz From Ragtime to Bebop--A History
There were but four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them--New Orleans, Chicago, and New York--have been well documented in print. But there has never been a serious history of the fourth, Kansas City, until now. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz. Readers will find a colorful portrait of old Kaycee itself, back then a neon riot of bars, gambling dens and taxi dancehalls, all ruled over by Boss Tom Pendergast, who had transformed a d ..
eBook, English, 2015
Oxford University Press, Cary, 2015