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Hotter Than That The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture

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ISBN-10: 0571211992

ISBN-13: 9780571211999

Edition: 2008

Authors: Krin Gabbard

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A swinging cultural history of the instrument that in many ways defined a century The twentieth century was barely under way when the grandson of a slave picked up a trumpet and transformed American culture. Before that moment, the trumpet had been a regimental staple in marching bands, a ceremonial accessory for royalty, and an occasional diva at the symphony. Because it could make more noise than just about anything, the trumpet had been much more declarative than musical for most of its history. Around 1900, however, Buddy Bolden made the trumpet declare in brand-new ways. He may even have invented jazz, or something very much like it. And as an African American, he found a vital new way…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface: A New Horn for a New Era
How Buddy Bolden Blew His Brains Out (But Not Before He Changed the Music Forever)
From the Pyramids to New Orleans: The Trumpet Before Jazz
Louis Armstrong's Beam of Lyrical Sound
Bending Brass: The Art of the Trumpet Maker and My Romance with the Equipment
Caution: The Trumpet May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Conclusion: Beyond the Brute
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index