Jazz

Jazz

Book - 2009
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History of jazz that explains what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avant-garde to the radical diversity of today's artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009
ISBN: 9780393068610
0393068617
Branch Call Number: 781.65 G453
781.65 Giddins
781.65 Giddins
Characteristics: xiii, 704 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., music ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DeVeaux, Scott Knowles

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