By (author) Mervyn Cooke
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Jazz by Mervyn Cooke
Book DescriptionThis guide covers the whole history of jazz, from its early balancing of African and European influences, through the formative years in New Orleans and Chicago, the rise of the big bands in New York, to be-bop, the post-war proliferation of styles from a new generation - hard bop, West Coast, cool, free jazz, modal jazz, fusion and crossover - and today's acceptance of jazz as a music that uniquely defies conventional categories like "high" and "low". Setting jazz in its social and political context, against a background of constant racial tension, the author looks at the individual talents who shaped this remarkable music, personalities as diverse as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500203187
(210mm x 149mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mervyn Cooke
Chronicle of Jazz, Hardback (October 2013)
Tells the story of jazz music and its personalities. This title presents the developments in the world of jazz, from the rise of modern big bands and the renaissance of the piano trio to the popular appeal of Jamie Cullum and HBO's television series Treme, set in New Orleans.
Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976, Hardback (November 2012)
The composer's final decade sees a new outpouring of creativity.
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This fifth volume of Britten's letters covers a period of intense activity in his life and works, culminating in his great pacifist choral masterpiece, War Requiem.
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