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Jazz: From Its Origins to the Presentby Lewis Porter
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This entertaining one-volume comprehensive history of jazz and the artists who made it popular contains musical examples so that students who do not read music will not be inhibited. Combines a rich detail of the origins of jazz with insightful biographies and contributions of jazz legends, including Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davies, John Coltrane, and the jazz bands of the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's. Ideal for for all Introduction to Jazz and Jazz History courses in Music, as well as African-American Studies, and the 20th Century American Studies at the undergraduate level.
Discography: p. 470-482. Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-469) and index.
Table of Contents
3. New Orleans.
4. New Orleans Masters: The Early Recordings.
5. Sidney Bechet.
6. Louis Armstrong.
7. Jazzin' in the Twenties.
8. Duke Ellington.
9. Riding in Rhythm: The Thirties and Swing.
10. Count Basie.
11. The Small Bands and Virtuoso Soloists of the Thirties.
12. The Scene Changes: The Forties and Bebop.
13. Charlie Parker.
14. The Fifties: Cool and Third Stream.
15. Mainstream, Hard Bop and Beyond.
16. Miles Davis.
17. John Coltrane.
18. Ornette Coleman.
19. The Sixties: Bill Evans and Modern Jazz Piano.
20. Popular Jazz: Bossa Nova, Big Band and Soul.
22. The Avant-Garde Since Coltrane.
23. Modern Jazz Vocals.
Appendix: How to Listen to Jazz.
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