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The uncrowned king of swing : Fletcher Henderson and big band jazz

Author: Jeffrey Magee
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fletcher Henderson (1897 - 1952) is a major figure in the history of jazz. He led the premier black jazz band of the 1920s and the early 1930s, and wrote the swing arrangements that helped make Benny  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Fletcher Henderson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Magee
ISBN: 0195090225 9780195090222 9780195340655 0195340655
OCLC Number: 900448710
Awards: Winner of Winner of 2005 Irving Lowens Book Award, Society for American Music.
Description: xi, 322 pages, 16 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations, portraits, musique ; 25 cm
Contents: Out of the jazz tradition --
A new Negro from the old South --
The "Paul Whiteman of the race" --
Inside the strain : the advent of Don Redman --
A New Orleans trumpeter in a New York band --
A paradox of the race? --
Beyond the ballroom --
Connie's Inn orchestra --
Playing in the mud --
Building the kingdom of swing --
Never say "Never again."
Responsibility: Jeffrey Magee.

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