Jazz An American Journey

ISBN-10: 013098261X
ISBN-13: 9780130982612
Edition: 2005
Authors: Brian Harker
List price: $106.40
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $106.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction
Origins (ca. 1900-1914)
Black Americans at the Turn of the Century
Sources of Jazz
New Orleans
Early Jazz (ca. 1914-1929)
Historical Context: The Jazz Age
New Orleans Jazz
Louis Armstrong
White Jazz
New York Bands
Early Jazz Piano
Swing (ca. 1929-1945)
Historical Context: The Swing Era
Black Bands
Duke Ellington
White Bands
Virtuoso Soloists
Female Singers
Bop (ca. 1945-1960)
Historical Context: Postwar America
Bebop
Charlie Parker
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop
Miles Davis
Free Jazz to Fusion (ca. 1960-1975)
Historical Context: The Sixties
Free Jazz
John Coltrane
Modern Big Bands and Male Singers
Bossa Nova and Soul Jazz
Fusion
Postmodern Jazz (ca. 1975-2000)
The Neo-Bop Movement
Free Jazz and Fusion in the 19809s
Jazz at the Millenium

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