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Jazz A Century of Change

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ISBN-10: 0028647130

ISBN-13: 9780028647135

Edition: 1997

Authors: Lewis Porter

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Dr. Porter has written essays to frame a generous selection of rare writings by various authors between 1919 and 1997 (and one from 1856). The new essays and historic reprints tackle some key questions: Where did the word "jazz" come from? How is it defined? Where did the music come from? How can it be analyzed? What did white and black writers in America, England, and France have to say about early jazz, and later about bebop, avant-garde, fusion, and the new traditionalism? What are the problems of race and drugs within the jazz field? This book draws the reader into the lively, evolving process that is jazz history.
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/21/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Where Did the Word Jazz Come From?
Definitions
Analyzing Jazz
Where Did the Music Come From?
Responses to Early Jazz, 1919 to 1934
African Americans and the Swing Era
Reactions to Bebop
The Drug Problem
Race Politics and Jazz in the 1950s and 1960s
Avant-garde and Fusion: Two Opposites? 1960 to the Present
Traditionalism, Revivalism, and the "Young Lions," 1980 to the Present
Crossing Boundaries, 1980 to the Present
Bibliography
Permissions
Index