Early Jazz Its Roots and Musical Development
Edition: 1986 (Reprint)
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Description: This classic study of jazz by renowned composer, conductor, and musical scholar Gunther Schuller was widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1968. The first of two volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, it takes us from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930's. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures and languages of the 20th century and offering original analyses of many great jazz recordings. Now reissued in paper, Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world for a new generation of scholars, students, and jazz fans.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/1986
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The First Great Soloist|
|The First Great Composer|
|Virtuoso Performers of the Twenties|
|The Big Bands|
|The Ellington Style: Its Origins and Early Development|
|Interview with George Morrison|
|A Selected Discography|