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American Popular Music: Jazz
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Thom Holmes; General Editor: Richard Carlin; Foreword by William Duckworth
  • From the Series: American Popular Music
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  • ISBN-10: 0816069794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6979-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $67.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 781.65
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 352

Summary

American history. Born of oppression and built upon improvisation, it transcends racial divisions and continuously evolves with the times. Originating in New Orleans, jazz migrated north during the Roaring Twenties, ignited by the Hot Jazz of Louis Armstrong. During the Great Depression, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson brought the captivating sounds of Harlem nightclubs to dance halls across the country and helped usher in the Swing Era. As music tastes changed and rock and roll emerged during the 1950s, Miles Davis initiated a new era in jazz, and a legacy that lives on today. American Popular Music: Jazz follows the history and development of jazz through the years, monitoring a genre in musical history that remains vital and dynamic to American popular culture as we know it.

Entries include:

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Count Basie
  • Big band jazz
  • Birdland
  • Cool jazz
  • Miles Davis
  • Duke Ellington
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Fletcher Henderson
  • Improvisation
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Modal jazz
  • Kid Ory
  • Ragtime
  • Sun Ra
  • Weather report
  • and many others.

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