A new history of jazz

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Continuum, Mar 22, 2007 - Music - 804 pages
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Presents a history of jazz music in the United States and abroad, focusing on the personalities who were behind the creation of the music.

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Jazz was always a mystery for me, but I made a concerted effort a few years ago to understand it better. I have read a couple of more basic introductions (the NPR Guide, the Complete Idiot's Guide ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah J. - Goodreads

The first third of the book was intriguing with information about the roots of jazz that made me completely change my masterclass about the birth of jazz. After that, there was a bit of rambling and then some statements that were overly-opinionated. Overall, I was very glad to have read it. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Alyn Shipton presents jazz programs for the BBC in London, and is also a jazz critic for The London Times. For many years he was a music publisher, seeing into print the autobiographies of numerous jazz musicians including Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Andy Kirk and Rex Stewart. He has written
biographies of Fats Waller and Bud Powell, and has edited the memoirs of Danny Barker and Doc Cheatham. He lives in the UK.

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