9780810862456

Early Twentieth-century Brass Idioms

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  • ISBN13:

    9780810862456

  • ISBN10:

    081086245X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/28/2008
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
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Summary

Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: Art, Jazz, and Other Popular Traditions, edited by Howard T. Weiner, features articles by some of the most distinguished jazz and brass scholars and performers in the world. Topics span continents and decades, bridging gaps that until now remained uncrossed. Two primary themes emerge: the contribution brass performers made to the evolution of jazz in the early twentieth century and the influence of jazz and popular music idioms on the evolution of brass performance.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Forewordp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Brass Playing in the Early Twentieth Century: Idioms and Cultures of Performancep. xi
Trombone Idiom in the Twentieth Century: Classical, Jazz, and Hybrid Influencesp. 1
Who's on First, What's Second, and Where Did They Come From? The Social and Musical Textures of Early Jazzp. 14
How the Jazz Artist Practicesp. 35
Struttin' with Some Brass: African American Transformations of the Trumpetp. 41
An Interview with Trumpet Legends William Fielder and Joe Wilderp. 49
Expanding Parameters on Brass Bands in Early New Orleans Jazzp. 57
Performance Practice Techniques of the James Reese Europe Bandp. 64
Italian Jazz Trumpet Style: American and European Resonances during Fascism (1920-1940)p. 73
"Like a String of Pearls": Reflections on the Role of Brass Instrumentalists in Jewish Instrumental Klezmer Music and the Trope of "Jewish Jazz"p. 77
The Early Career of Spiegle Willcox: Influences to 1930p. 103
Louis Armstrong and the Origins of Jazz Improvisationp. 125
The Blues and the Uptown Brass Bands of New Orleansp. 133
Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, and Jules Levy: The Art of "Tonation"p. 143
Indexp. 155
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 165
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