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Hard Bop : Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965.

Author: David Rosenthal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It's nineteen fifty-something, in a dark, cramped, smoke-filled room. Everyone's wearing black. And on-stage a tenor is blowing his heart out, a searching, jagged saxophone journey played out against a moody, walking bass and the swish of a drummer's brushes. To a great many listeners--from African American aficionados of the period to a whole new group of fans today--this is the very embodiment of jazz. It is also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Rosenthal
ISBN: 9780195358995 0195358996 1280760389 9781280760389
OCLC Number: 437115944
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction; 1. Bebop; 2. Hard Bop Begins; 3. A New Mainstream; 4. The Scene; 5. The Lyricists; 6. Tenors and Organs; 7. The Power of Badness; 8. Hard Bop Heterodoxy: Monk, Mingus, Miles, and Trane; 9. Changes; 10. The Last of Hard Bop; Notes; Selected Hard Bop Discography; Index.

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It's nineteen fifty-something, in a dark, cramped, smoke-filled room. Everyone's wearing black. And on-stage a tenor is blowing his heart out, a searching, jagged saxophone journey played out against a moody, walking bass and the swish of a drummer's brushes. To a great many listeners--from African American aficionados of the period to a whole new group of fans today--this is the very embodiment of jazz. It is also quintessential hard bop. In this, the first thorough study of the subject, jazz expert and enthusiast David H. Rosenthal vividly examines the roots, traditions, explorations and per.

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