A New History of JazzPaperback
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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: 1,400,064
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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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).
"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