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Jazz : An American Journey

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For Introduction to Jazz courses. Jazz: An American Journey places jazz music within its rich historical and cultural context. The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture. Presented from the point of view of the original participants (musicians, critics and audiences), the book focuses on the music with fifty-five recorded examples that are accompanied by a listening chart, commentary and analysis, all to provide a more vivid setting for jazz grounded in the time, place and worldview of its creators.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 368 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 12.7mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 013098261X
  • 9780130982612
  • 2,011,284

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"Jazz: An American Journey" places jazz music within its rich historical and cultural context. The book explains how and why jazz evolved as it did, as it emphasizes chronology, historical cause and effect, and the interactions between music and American history and culture. Presented from the point of view of the original participants (musicians, critics, and audiences), the book focuses on the music with fifty-five recorded examples that are accompanied by a listening chart, commentary, and analysis, all to provide a more vivid setting for jazz grounded in the time, place, and worldview of its creators. FeaturesHistorical, political, cultural, and economic context for each stylistic period presented helps students understand how jazz relates to larger currents in American history, politics, and culture."Contemporary Voices" and "Great Debates"--"Contemporary Voices" boxes contain quotations from people who lived during the period being discussed. "Great Debates" boxes summarize important controversies among jazz critics and scholars.Maps highlight important cities, regions, communities, and venues in jazz history to orient students to the geographical landscape of jazz.Matters of race, gender, and economic forces addressed directly--for example, how black ideologies shaped musical development; contributions made by white musicians; and the widely ignored role of women in jazz.Listening ProgramThree-CD collection containing all the music discussed in "Jazz: An American Journey""The Prentice Hall Jazz Collection Compact Disc" containing twelve additional historic jazz recordings. This item is FREE when packaged with the text.show more

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. I. ORIGINS (ca. 1900-1914). 1. Black Americans at the Turn of the Century. 2. Sources of Jazz. 3. New Orleans. II. EARLY JAZZ (ca. 1914-1929). 4. Historical Context: The Jazz Age. 5. New Orleans Jazz. 6. Louis Armstrong. 7. White Jazz. 8. New York Bands. 9. Early Jazz Piano. III. SWING (ca. 1929-1945). 10. Historical Context: The Swing Era. 11. Black Bands. 12. Duke Ellington. 13. White Bands. 14. Virtuoso Soloists. 15. Female Singers. IV. BOP (ca. 1945-1960). 16. Historical Context: Postwar America. 17. Bebop. 18. Charlie Parker. 19. Cool Jazz. 20. Hard Bop. 21. Miles Davis. V. FREE JAZZ TO FUSION (ca. 1960-1975). 22. Historical Context: The Sixties. 23. Free Jazz. 24. John Coltrane. 25. Modern Big Bands and Male Singers. 26. Bossa Nova and Soul Jazz. 27. Fusion. VI. POSTMODERN JAZZ (ca. 1975-2000). 28. The Neo-Bop Movement. 29. Free Jazz and Fusion in the 19809s. 30. Jazz at the Millenium.show more

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