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Jazz: An American Saga

Collier, James Lincoln

Verlag: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1997
ISBN 10: 0805041214 / ISBN 13: 9780805041217
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Titel: Jazz: An American Saga

Verlag: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Collier easily guides the novice jazz lover, the occasional jazz listener, and those of us who listen on the outskirts of the jazz world through the many changes in jazz music. From New Orleans Dixieland, big band swing, bebop, avant-gard, fusion, and neobebop, this tour is informative without being dull, clearly written without sounding simple, and interesting and enjoyable."--VOYA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0805041214

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Inhaltsangabe: One thing we can be sure of is that jazz was invented in America.

From the small sunlit barns that dotted the Louisiana countryside around the turn of the century to the booming nightspots in New York in the 1920s, America has always been the home of jazz. But how did jazz get started? Who were its first musicians? And what was it about America that made it the birthplace of this century's greatest music?

Newbery Honor-winner and jazz critic James Lincoln Collier tackles these questions and others, tracing the history and evolution of jazz in America. Beginning with the African tribal music transported here by slaves, Collier reveals the roots of jazz in gospel and ragtime before launching into a discussion of Dixieland, swing, bebop, the cool school, free jazz, and fusion. Along the way, we meet the great personalities who shaped the music: giants like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, who brought jazz into the mainstream; mavericks like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, who toyed with its sound and structure; and avant-gardists like Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, who revolutionized and reinvented jazz.

In this lively, sometimes controversial photo-filled account, Collier shows us how jazz became an international craze, all the while remaining as American as apple pie.

Über den Autor: James Lincoln Collier is a musician, jazz critic, and prizewinning author. Awarded a Newbery Honor with his brother, Christopher Collier, for My Brother Sam Is Dead, he has written biographies for young readers on Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Mr. Collier lives in New York City.

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