The Illustrated Story of Jazz

Author: Keith Shadwick
Publisher: Booksales
ISBN: 9780785804420
Category: Jazz
Page: 192
View: 5027
Tracing the rich past of important personalities, music, and styles that encompass jazz, a colorful history traces its roots through the present day and considers its place in the broader world of music.

Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz

Author: Michael Dregni,Alain Antonietto,Anne Legrand
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781933108100
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
View: 1411
Django and Gypsy Jazz continue to draw new fans worldwide-here's the first illustrated history.

All That Jazz

The Illustrated Story of Jazz Music
Author: Ronald Atkins
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 9780765199539
Category: Jazz
Page: 224
View: 8619

The Story of Jazz

Author: Marshall Winslow Stearns
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195012699
Category: Music
Page: 367
View: 6214
Traces the evolution of jazz from its African and West Indian roots to its contemporary forms and discusses the careers and styles of Leadbelly, Armstrong, Bessie Smith, and others

Miles Davis

The Complete Illustrated History
Author: Ron Carter,Clark Terry,Lenny White,Greg Tate,Ashley Kahn,Robin D. G. Kelley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760342628
Category: Music
Page: 224
View: 5652
Here is the illustrated history of Miles Davis, the world’s most popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. Davis is one of the most innovative, influential, and respected figures in the history of music. He’s been at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and remains the favorite and best-selling jazz artist ever, beloved worldwide. He’s also a fascinating character—moody, dangerous, brilliant. His story is phenomenal, including tempestous relationships with movie stars, heroin addictions, police busts, and more; connections with other jazz greats like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, John McLaughlin, and many others; and later fusion ventures that outraged the worlds of jazz and rock. Written by an all-star team, including Sonny Rollins, Bill Cosby, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Lenny White, Greg Tate, Ashley Kahn, Robin D. G. Kelley, Francis Davis, George Wein, Vincent Bessières, Gerald Early, Nate Chinen, Nalini Jones, Dave Liebman, Garth Cartwright, and more.

A New History of Jazz

Author: Alyn Shipton
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780826417893
Category: Music
Page: 804
View: 4957
Presents a history of jazz music in the United States and abroad, focusing on the personalities who were behind the creation of the music.

A Concise History of Jazz

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609742842
Category: Music
Page: 228
View: 777
John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.


The Story of Jazz Music
Author: Jeanne Lee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780823918522
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 5528
Describes the history and development of jazz music in America from its roots in Africa to the contemporary music scene.

Before Motown

A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Author: Lars Bjorn,Jim Gallert
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067657
Category: Music
Page: 239
View: 3465
Provides a history of jazz music and documents the careers of a variety of jazz musicians in Detroit from 1920 to 1960.

The Creation of Jazz

Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America
Author: Burton W. Peretti
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252064210
Category: Music
Page: 277
View: 1208
"As musicians, listeners, and scholars have sensed for many years, the story of jazz is more than a history of the music. Burton Peretti presents a fascinating account of how the racial and cultural dynamics of American cities created the music, life, and business that was jazz." "From its origins in the jook joints of sharecroppers and the streets and dance halls of 1890s New Orleans, through its later metamorphoses in the cities of the North, Peretti charts the life of jazz culture to the eve of bebop and World War II." "In the course of those fifty years, jazz was the story of players who made the transition from childhood spasm bands to Carnegie Hall and worldwide touring and fame. It became the music of the Twenties, a decade of Prohibition, of adolescent discontent, of Harlem pride, and of Americans hoping to preserve cultural traditions in an urban, commercial age. And jazz was where black and white musicians performed together, as uneasy partners, in the big bands of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. "Blacks fought back by using jazz," states Peretti, "with its unique cultural and intellectual properties, to prove, assess, and evade the "dynamic of minstrelsy."" "Drawing on newspaper reports of the times and on the firsthand testimony of more than seventy prominent musicians and singers (among them Benny Carter, Bud Freeman, Kid Ory, and Mary Lou Williams), The Creation of Jazz is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of early jazz in American social history."--Page 4 de la couv.