New History of Jazz by Alyn Shipton
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New History of Jazz
By Alyn Shipton

A New History of Jazz

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New History of Jazz by Alyn Shipton

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In this major update of the acclaimed and award-winning jazz history, Alyn Shipton challenges many of the assumptions that surround the birth and growth of jazz music. How was it that it took off all over the United States early in the 20th century, despite the accepted wisdom that everything began in New Orleans? Shipton also re-evaluates the transition from swing to be-bop, asking just how political this supposed modern jazz revolution actually was. He makes the case for jazz as a truly international music from its earliest days, charting significant developments outside the USA from the 1920s onwards.All the great names in jazz history are here, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and from Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. But unlike those historians who call a halt with the death of Coltrane in 1967, Shipton continues the story with the major trends in jazz over the last 40 years: free jazz, jazz rock, world music influences, and the re-emergence of the popular jazz singer. This new edition brings the book completely up-to-date, including such names as John Medeski, Diana Krall, Django Bates, and Matthias Ruegg. There are also important new sections on Latin Jazz, and the repertory movement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826429728
ISBN-10: 0826429726
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 43mm)
Pages: 832
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Do You Want to Know a Secret? by Alyn Shipton Do You Want to Know a Secret?, Hardback (May 2016)

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Nilsson by Alyn Shipton Nilsson, Paperback (October 2015)

In this first ever full-length biography of Harry Nilsson, author Alyn Shipton traces the musician's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence, and charts his gradual move into the spotlight as a talented songwriter.

Hi-de-ho by Alyn Shipton Hi-de-ho, Hardback (November 2010)

With his catchphrase "Hi-de-ho" and his dramatic singing and dancing, Cab Calloway became the highest-earning African American bandleader of the 1930s. This book traces his remarkable career, his vocal innovations and his bandleading triumphs. It then follows his later career as a star of musical theater.

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Author Biography - Alyn Shipton

Alyn Shipton presents jazz radio programs for the BBC and is a critic for The Times in London. He is the author of several books on music, as well as a music publisher and editor. He divides his time between Oxford and the French countryside.

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