Jazz 101

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-23
  • Publisher: HACHETTE

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Anyone interested in learning about a distinct musicjazzwill welcome this newest addition to the popular 101 reference series. Noted anthropologist, critic, and musical scholar John F. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the musics tangled history and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become North Americas most popular music and then part of the avant garde in less than fifty years. Jazz 101 presents the key figures, history, theory, and controversies that shaped its development, along with a discussion of some of its most important recordings.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Recordings and Performancep. 13
Defining Jazzp. 18
Elementsp. 25
Formsp. 35
Improvisation, Composition, and Arrangingp. 43
Sourcesp. 53
Listening to Jazzp. 61
The Clubsp. 67
Jazz Stylesp. 79
The Beginnings of Jazzp. 87
1900-1925: New Orleansp. 96
Beyond New Orleansp. 116
1925-1940: Swingp. 126
The 1940s: Revivalismp. 151
Five Who Helped Make a Revolutionp. 155
Bebopp. 160
The 1950s: Cool Jazzp. 175
West Coast Jazzp. 184
Hard Bop, Soul Music, and Funkp. 192
The Organ Triop. 198
Post-Bebop Improvisation, c. 1956p. 200
1959: Multiple Revolutionsp. 209
Free Jazzp. 223
Third Streamp. 244
The 1970sp. 251
Jazz-Rockp. 260
The 1980s and 1990sp. 269
Europep. 278
Acid Jazz, Drum 'n' Bass, Neo-Swingp. 283
What's Next?p. 289
Jazz Singingp. 293
A Guide to the Record Guidesp. 300
Jazz on the Internetp. 306
Jazz at the Moviesp. 314
Selected Bibliographyp. 318
Records by Mailp. 338
Current Readingp. 341
Indexp. 343
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