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Classic Jazz: The Essential Listening Companion (Third Ear)

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Publisher Comments:

Classic Jazz explores the birth and early development of a truly American art form. Scott Yanow's insightful essays describe the very beginnings of jazz, as well as ragtime, early blues, and New Orleans jazz from 1895-1916. Jazz in the years 1917-1933 is examined in greatest detail, highlighting the careers and rating the recordings of the top performers of the day. Musicians covered include: Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller and dozens more. Also includes a listing of recommended books and videos on classic jazz, and 40 black-and-white photos.

Book News Annotation:

This volume contains alphabetically arranged entries on the musicians who defined the age of classic jazz. Although the main part of the text focuses on the years from 1917-1933, Yanow's introduction discusses the origins of jazz in ragtime and blues. Each brief biography is followed by reviews of that artist's recordings. Yanow is editor of the All Music Guide to Jazz.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Classic Jazz explores the birth and early development of a truly American art form. Scott Yanow's insightful essays describe the very beginnings of jazz, as well as ragtime, early blues, and New Orleans jazz, from 1895 to 1916. The era just before swing, 1917 to 1933, is examined in great detail, highlighting the careers and recordings of the performers who defined the Jazz Age, such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. This authoritative guide also offers an essay on the world of jazz in 1933, and a list of recommended books and videos. The influential artists featured include Bix Beiderbecke, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, Paul Whiteman, and dozens more.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references, discographies, and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879306595
Subtitle:
Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion
Author:
Yanow, Scott
Publisher:
Backbeat Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Songbooks - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Printed Music - General
Copyright:
Series:
Third Ear
Series Volume:
no. 00-4754
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9.20x7.36x.80 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Classic Jazz explores the birth and early development of a truly American art form. Scott Yanow's insightful essays describe the very beginnings of jazz, as well as ragtime, early blues, and New Orleans jazz, from 1895 to 1916. The era just before swing, 1917 to 1933, is examined in great detail, highlighting the careers and recordings of the performers who defined the Jazz Age, such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. This authoritative guide also offers an essay on the world of jazz in 1933, and a list of recommended books and videos. The influential artists featured include Bix Beiderbecke, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, Paul Whiteman, and dozens more.
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