A New History of Jazz

A New History of Jazz

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Alyn Shipton examines material from the string bands and francophone vocal ensembles of the plantation to the highly developed and sophisticated world of turn-of-the century African American Theatre. He continues with the major trends in jazz during the last 30 years of the 20th century.

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  • Hardback | 975 pages
  • 172.72 x 243.84 x 58.42mm | 1,837.04g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0826447546
  • 9780826447548
  • 1,227,271

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"Alyn Shipton's dependable account gives credit to both African American and other musicians who have enjoyed playing jazz well through the decades...Down Beat magazine has said that this book 'remains the standard-bearer for jazz histories' and is a valuable read for any fan...In summary, I recommend A New History of Jazz (2nd ed.) as appropriate for school libraries, as well as interested readers." - Music Educators Journal--Sanford Lakoff

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About 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. In 2010, he was voted UK Jazz Broadcaster of the Year.

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