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Description - The Swing Era by Gunther Schuller

Taking up where the volume "Early Jazz" left off, this second volume of Gunther Schuller's history of jazz considers the swing era - the age of dance bands and radio shows. Tracing the origins of swing and its effects on American musical and social life, he assesses the distinctive sounds of great bandleaders like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman, instrumentalists such as Art Tatum, Cab Calloway and Pee Wee Russell, and such vocalists as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195071405
ISBN-10: 0195071409
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 37mm)
Pages: 944
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gunther Schuller

Prominent American composer, horn-player, and writer on music.

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