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Why Jazz Happened

ISBN-10: 0520268784
ISBN-13: 9780520268784
Edition: 2013
Authors: Marc Myers
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Description: Why Jazz Happenedis the first comprehensive social history of jazz. It provides an intimate and compelling look at the many forces that shaped this most American of art forms and the many influences that gave rise to jazz's post-war styles. Rich  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Why Jazz Happenedis the first comprehensive social history of jazz. It provides an intimate and compelling look at the many forces that shaped this most American of art forms and the many influences that gave rise to jazz's post-war styles. Rich with the voices of musicians, producers, promoters, and others on the scene during the decades following World War II, this book views jazz's evolution the prism of technological advances, social transformations, changes in the law, economic trends, and much more.In an absorbing narrative enlivened by the commentary of key personalities, Marc Myers shows how events such as the draft, World War II, and, later, the G.I. bill, profoundly influenced jazz's sound, feel, and mystique. He describes the myriad of events and trends that affected the music, among them, the American Federation of Musicians strike in the early 1940s, changes in radio and concert-promotion, the introduction of the long-playing record, the suburbanization of Los Angeles, the Civil Rights movement, the "British invasion" and the rise of electronic instruments. This groundbreaking book deepens our appreciation of this music by identifying many of the developments outside of jazz itself that contributed most to its texture, complexity, and evolution.

Marc Myersis a frequent contributor to theWall Street Journal, where he writes about jazz, rock, soul, and rhythm & blues as well as art and architecture. He blogs daily at www.JazzWax.com.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Record Giants Blink
DJs, Promoters, and Bebop
G.I. Bill and Cool
Speed War, Tape, and Solos
Suburbia and West Coast Jazz
BMI, R&B, and Hard Bop
Bias, Africa, and Spiritual Jazz
Invasion and Jazz-Pop
Alienation and the Avant-Garde
Lights, Volume, and Fusion
Jazz Hangs On
Notes
Index

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