Bebop : The Music and Its Players
Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering: bebop has become, Thomas Owen writes, 'the lingua franca of jazz, serving as the principal musical language of thousands of jazz musicians.' In Bebop, Owens conducts us on an insightful, loving tour through the music, players, and recordings that changed American culture. Combining vivid portraits of bebop's gigantic personalities - among them Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis - with deft musical analysis, he offers an instrument-by-instrument look at the key players and their innovations.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 140 x 214 x 24mm | 399.16g
- 19 Jun 1996
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- Revised ed.
- music examples
Back cover copy
In Bebop, Owens conducts us on an insightful, loving tour through the music, players, and recordings that changed American culture. Combining vivid portraits of Bebop's gigantic personalities with deft musical analysis.
a book that deserves a place on the shelves of all jazz lovers * Stage & Television Today *
About Thomas Owens
Thomas Owens is Professor of Music at El Camino College in Torrance, California.