Jazz: An American Journey

Jazz: An American Journey

By: Brian Harker (author), MathWorks, Inc. (author)Paperback

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For Introduction to Jazz courses.

Jazz:�An American�Journey�places jazz music within its rich historical and cultural context. The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture. Presented from the point of view of the original participants (musicians, critics and audiences), the book focuses on the music with fifty-five recorded examples that are accompanied by a listening chart, commentary and analysis, all to provide a more vivid setting for jazz grounded in the time, place and worldview of its creators.

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Preface. Introduction. I. ORIGINS (ca. 1900-1914). 1. Black Americans at the Turn of the Century. 2. Sources of Jazz. 3. New Orleans. II. EARLY JAZZ (ca. 1914-1929). 4. Historical Context: The Jazz Age. 5. New Orleans Jazz. 6. Louis Armstrong. 7. White Jazz. 8. New York Bands. 9. Early Jazz Piano. III. SWING (ca. 1929-1945). 10. Historical Context: The Swing Era. 11. Black Bands. 12. Duke Ellington. 13. White Bands. 14. Virtuoso Soloists. 15. Female Singers. IV. BOP (ca. 1945-1960). 16. Historical Context: Postwar America. 17. Bebop. 18. Charlie Parker. 19. Cool Jazz. 20. Hard Bop. 21. Miles Davis. V. FREE JAZZ TO FUSION (ca. 1960-1975). 22. Historical Context: The Sixties. 23. Free Jazz. 24. John Coltrane. 25. Modern Big Bands and Male Singers. 26. Bossa Nova and Soul Jazz. 27. Fusion. VI. POSTMODERN JAZZ (ca. 1975-2000). 28. The Neo-Bop Movement. 29. Free Jazz and Fusion in the 19809s. 30. Jazz at the Millenium.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/12/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780130982612
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780130982612
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 013098261X

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