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Making the scene : contemporary New York City big band jazz

Author: Alex Stewart
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: Roth Family Foundation Music in America imprint.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and 40s, when swing was at its height. But as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost the spotlight once the bebop era began, they never really disappeared. Making the Scene challenges conventional jazz historiography by demonstrating the vital role of big bands in the on-going development of jazz.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Stewart
ISBN: 9780520249530 0520249534 9780520249547 0520249542
OCLC Number: 70839789
Notes: "Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelimimary page.
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Contents: New York City big band scenes --
Behind the scenes : training, rehearsals, and gigs --
The rise of repertory orchestras --
On the inside : the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra --
Making it work : leaders and musical direction --
New directions in jazz composition : three portraits --
On the edge : Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band --
"In the crack" to "totally outside" : avant-garde bands --
Jazz and clave : Latin big bands --
Going for it : all-women bands --
Blood on the fields : Wynton Marsalis and the transformation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra --
Outro.
Series Title: Roth Family Foundation Music in America imprint.
Responsibility: Alex Stewart.
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Demonstrates the role of big bands in the development of jazz. This book explores the 'rehearsal band' scene in New York and the rise of repertory orchestras. It combines historical research,  Read more...

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"A gold mine of information... Stewart takes his knowledge of, and observations on, the subject and weaves them into a compelling narrative."--Music Educators Journal

 
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