Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$115.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
7 Remote Warehouse Music- Jazz

Historical Dictionary of Jazz (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

by

Historical Dictionary of Jazz (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jazz is a music formed from a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles who possessed European classical training nudged jazz further in its development. Jazz has always been a world-music in the sense that music from around the globe has been embraced and incorporated. The Historical Dictionary of Jazz covers the history of Jazz through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on significant jazz performers, band leaders, bands, venues, record labels, recordings, and the different styles of jazz. This book is a useful resource to those conducting research or seeking a broader understanding of the history of jazz and the connections within the genre.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810867574
Author:
Davis, John S.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Davis, John
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Reference
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Dictionaries » General
Reference » General

Historical Dictionary of Jazz (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$115.95 In Stock
Product details pages Scarecrow Press - English 9780810867574 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.