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This ultimate guide to big bands includes hundreds of entries spanning the history of this American musical style. Each entry contains the band name, its leader, essential personnel, the years it existed, tops hits, and a brief description of the band.

Book News Annotation:

Lee provides a chronological listing of 650 big bands in the US during the twentieth century, with timelines of what was occurring in US history, followed by brief paragraph descriptions of swing, Mickey Mouse/commercial, and studio bands by decade or period. Entries include the bands of Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Bolden, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Mangione, and many, many, others, and contain a brief biography of the leader, key events or recordings, and a list of players. Lee is former president of the International Association for Jazz Education and has taught at universities in the US.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Lee provides a chronological listing of 650 big bands in the US during the twentieth century, with timelines of what was occurring in US history, followed by brief paragraph descriptions of swing, Mickey Mouse/commercial, and studio bands by decade or period. Entries include the bands of Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Bolden, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Mangione, and many, many, others, and contain a brief biography of the leader, key events or recordings, and a list of players. Lee is former president of the International Association for Jazz Education and has taught at universities in the US. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is the ultimate guide to American Big Bands, with hundreds of entries spanning the entire history of this uniquely American musical style. The entries are presented in both an A-to-Z listing making it easy to find and chronologically by era presenting each band in their historical context (see table of content below). Each entry contains the name of the band, its leader, essential personnel, the years it existed, tops hits, and a brief description ofthe band. The book is beautifully illustrated with album cover art and photos of many of the bands, bandleaders, and famous soloists. Table of contents includes: Chapter One - A NEW CENTURY BEGINS - 1900-19, Chapter Two - BATH TUB GIN - RADIO RULES - 1920-29, Chapter Three - THE DEPRESSION YEARS - 1930-39, Chapter Four - THE WAR YEARS - 1940-49, Chapter Five - TELEVISION REIGNS - 1950-59, Chapter Six - EXIT THE BANDS - 1960-69, Chapter Seven - FINALE - 1970-99, Chapter Eight - BANDS - ALPHABETICALLY

Product Details

ISBN:
9780634080548
Author:
Lee, William F. Iii
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Foreword by:
Taylor, Billy
Foreword:
Taylor, Billy
Author:
Lee, William F. III
Author:
Lee III, William F.
Author:
Lee, William F.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Big bands
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Big bands -- United States.
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.00x5.92x.95 in. 1.39 lbs.

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Product details 376 pages Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation - English 9780634080548 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the ultimate guide to American Big Bands, with hundreds of entries spanning the entire history of this uniquely American musical style. The entries are presented in both an A-to-Z listing making it easy to find and chronologically by era presenting each band in their historical context (see table of content below). Each entry contains the name of the band, its leader, essential personnel, the years it existed, tops hits, and a brief description ofthe band. The book is beautifully illustrated with album cover art and photos of many of the bands, bandleaders, and famous soloists. Table of contents includes: Chapter One - A NEW CENTURY BEGINS - 1900-19, Chapter Two - BATH TUB GIN - RADIO RULES - 1920-29, Chapter Three - THE DEPRESSION YEARS - 1930-39, Chapter Four - THE WAR YEARS - 1940-49, Chapter Five - TELEVISION REIGNS - 1950-59, Chapter Six - EXIT THE BANDS - 1960-69, Chapter Seven - FINALE - 1970-99, Chapter Eight - BANDS - ALPHABETICALLY
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