A New History of Jazz

A New History of Jazz


By (author) Alyn Shipton

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 976 pages
  • Dimensions: 169mm x 241mm x 52mm | 1,901g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0826473806
  • ISBN 13: 9780826473806
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,409,144

Product description

Alyn Shipton's book traces the international history of jazz from its earliest days, right through the 20th century to the major trends in jazz of the last 30 years.

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Author information

Alyn Shipton presents jazz radio programmes for the BBC and is a critic for The Times in London. He has written many books on jazz, including Fats Waller (Continuum, 2002).

Review quote

"Essential to grasping a misunderstood culture, music and art form" Record Collector, January 2008

Table of contents

Introduction and Background 1. Origins Precursors: including plantation music, ragtime, blues, brass bands Classic Jazz: New Orleans, Chicago in the 1920s, ODJB, Keppard, Oliver, Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke Piano Jazz: ragtime to stride, swing, boogie woogie The Move to Larger Bands: Whiteman, Goldkette, Henderson, Ellington, Russell, Goodman, Shaw, Basie, Dorseys Interlude 1: International Jazz up to World War II 2. From Swing to Bop Small Groups in Transition: John Kirby, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, 52nd St Birth of Bebop: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford How Bebop Developed: soloists, rhythm sections Larger Bands from Gillespie to Kenton and Herman Interlude 2: Dissemination: Summary of Recording and Broadcasting from 78s to Digital Technology 3. Consolidation of Bop Early Miles Davis, from Birth of the Cool to Kind of Blue; Rollins, early Coltrane Hard Bop and Soul Jazz: Silver, Blakey, Morgan, Byrd, Henderson Cool Jazz and the West Coast Movement: Evans, Mulligan, Baker, MJQ, Konitz, Tristano, Lighthouse Large Bands: From Thornhill through to the Basie New Testament Band Interlude 3: Jazz Singing to 1950 4. New Jazz Free Jazz: Ornette Coleman, The New Thing (Ayler, Shepp); Cecil Taylor Coltrane and Mingus Politicisation: BAG, AACM, Braxton, Tapscott Interlude 4: New Orleans, Revival and Mainstream Jazz, Including JATP 5. Jazz as World Music Out of Africa: Jazz Epistles, Ibrahim, Masekela, McGregor, Pukwana, Pops Mahomen, Moses Molelekwa Latin Jazz: Afro-Cuban Jazz; Brazilian Jazz Europe: Scandinavia, France, Germany, UK, Holland Interlude 5: Jazz Singing from 1950 6. Postmodern Jazz Jazz Fusions Big Band Renaissance: Akiyoshi, Russell, Ecans, Carla Bley, David Murray Jazz Repertory, Education and Neo-Classicism Urban Movements: From M-Base to hip-hop, rap and funk Columbia Records CD Tie-In A New History of Jazz includes boxed inserts with detailed discussions of each of the following performances which feature on the two-CD set Jazz the Definitive Performances, Columbia Records (Sony Music), Columbia J2K 65807. A sticker on each CD will refer to Alyn Shipton's book: Indiana: Original Dixieland Jazz Band; St Louis Blues: Bessle Smith; Dippermouth Blues: King Oliver; Stampede: Fletcher Henderson; Wild Cat Blues: Sidney Bechet/Clarence Williams; Singin the Blues: Frank Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke; West End Blues: Louis Armstrong; Tiger Rag: Art Tatum; God Bless the Child: Billie Holiday; Lester Leaps In: Count Basie; Flying Home: Benny Goodman; I Can't Get Started: Dizzie Gillespie; It Don't Mean a Thing: Duke Ellington; 9:30 Special: Coleman Hawkins/Basie; Let Me Off Uptown: Roy Eldridge/Gene Krupa; Tain't What'Cha Do: Jimmie Lunceford; Four Brothers: Woody Herman; Nica's Dream: Art Blakey/Horace Silver + Jazz Messengers; So What: Miles Davis/Coltrane/Cannonball Adderley/Bill Evans; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat: Mingus; Take Five: Dave Brubeck; It's All Right With Me: Erroll Garner; Straight No Chase