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    A New History of Jazz (Hardback) By (author) Alyn Shipton


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    DescriptionIn 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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    A New History of Jazz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alyn Shipton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 964
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,438 g
    ISBN 13: 9780826417893
    ISBN 10: 0826417892

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    DC22: 781.65
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    DC22: 781.6509
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML3506 .S47 2007
    Thema V1.0: AVLP, NHT
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    15 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "'The most outstanding single-volume history of Jazz around' - Don Rose, Jazz Institute of Chicago 'No jazz writer, scholar, teachers musician, or fan should be without it on his or her desk. Yes, it really is that good' W. Royal Stokes, Jazz Notes"