Bebop

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000 - Music - 391 pages
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On the heels of swing, bebop lifted jazz from the dance floor into an art form powered by virtuoso players. This engaging collection of essays, biographies and reviews by veteran jazz journalist Scott Yanow probes the lives and revolutionary works of more than 500 great beboppers, including the giants: Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk. The guide also explores key artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Christian and the young Miles Davis, plus such later figures as Joe Pass and Barry Harris.
 

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The Bebop book was fun to write although a bit challenging, trying to divide the lines between bop, swing and hard bop. I hope that readers enjoy it. The three "reviews" that have been on this site forever are all by the same person, a disgruntled guitarist who deservedly received a negative review from me 15 or so years ago. You might notice his other "reviews" on my other books too. Just disregard it since he has never opened the book. Anyway, I certainly welcome reviews from readers, positive or not. I think that those who love classic straight ahead jazz will find much to enjoy in this book. Thanks for reading. 

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Scott Yanow has his mind made up about everything, and dismisses women in jazz and their concerns. Plus, he can't play!!

Contents

THE STATE OF JAZZ IN 1944
1
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED BEBOP?
3
19371944
5
Influences on the Bop Movement
6
BEBOP FROM 1945 TO 1949
42
Why Bebop Did Not Become Popular
43
The Giants of Bebop
44
The Pacesetters of the Bebop Era
74
Drummers
166
Vocalists
172
Arrangers
186
Vibraphonists
190
Clarinetists
198
Miscellaneous
204
The BebopEra Big Bands
206
BOP SINCE 1949
239

Trombonists
88
Alto Saxophonists
94
Tenor Saxophonists
101
Baritone Saxophonists
125
Pianists
129
Guitarists
149
Bassists
155
VARIOUS ARTISTS
367
RECOMMENDED BEBOP BOOKS
374
Autobiographies
375
THE FUTURE OF BEBOP
377
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
378
INDEX
379
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