Early Jazz

Early Jazz

Its Roots and Musical Development

Book - 1986
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Oxford University Press
Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. 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 of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
ISBN: 9780195040432
0195040430
Branch Call Number: 781.57 SCHUL
Characteristics: xii, 401 pages : music ; 21 cm
Notes: "A selected discography": pages 385-389
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1968

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