Jazz Tradition

ISBN-10: 0195078160
ISBN-13: 9780195078169
Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

`The best one-volume history of jazz.' That is how the American Music Guide described the book that Louis Armstrong once said `held ol' Satch spellbound'. A unique blend of history and criticism, this lively and perceptive book includes chapters on such jazz giants as King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. In addition to an expanded essay on Count Basie, this revised edition also includes pieces on Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, and the World Saxophone Quartet.

Introduction: A Matter of Fundamentals
King Oliver: Father Figure
Jelly Roll Morton: Three-Minute Form
Sidney Bechet: First and Last
Louis Armstrong: Style Beyond Style
Bix Beiderbecke: The White Man's Burden
Coleman Hawkins: Some Comments on a Phoenix
Billie Holiday: Actress Without an Act
Art Tatum: Not for the Left Hand Alone
Duke Ellington: Form Beyond Form
Count Basie and Lester Young: Style Beyond Swing
Charlie Parker: The Burden of Innovation
Thelonious Monk: Modern Jazz in Search of Maturity
John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet: Modern Conservative
Sonny Rollins: Spontaneous Orchestration
Horace Silver: The Meaning of Craftsmanship
Miles Davis: A Man Walking
Sarah Vaughan: The Meaning of Self-Discovery
Bill Evans: A Need to Know
Charlie Mingus: The Pivotal Instrument
John Coltrane: A Man in the Middle
Ornette Coleman: Innovation from the Source
Eric Dolphy: Step by Step
World Saxophone Quartet: Four in One
The Meaning of a Music: An Art for the Century
Discographical Notes
Index

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