The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History
Explores the lives and contributions of more than one hundred major jazz musicians as well as describing the major styles and stages marking the development of jazz from ragtime and blues to electronic jazz
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This book was rewarding for me to read. Like just about everybody, I had heard jazz here and there for many years, and never thought much about it. But when I began reading Collier's book, I was able to make the links between all of the artists that I had only ever connected with each other peripherally, if at all. So to know that heavyweights like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herbie Hancock, etc., all played in the same cities and, often in the same bands, came as a revelation about the inter-relatedness of this art form. Over and above listening to records, each artist served an apprenticeship by going to neighborhood clubs and hearing other great colleagues. I know some of them were college or university educated, but that seems to be the exception. It was learned on the fly, but with perhaps a more spectacular result than could ever have been achieved in a strictly academic environment. Of course I recognize that formidably great jazz programs now exist in universities all over the world.
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This exceptional book may be out of print and that is sad for it is one of the best single narratives of the history of jazz. James Lincoln Collier is an excellent writer and an thorough researcher ...
The African Roots
The American Transplantation
Out of the Hybrid the Blues
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