A new history of jazz

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Continuum, 2001 - Music - 965 pages
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All the great names in jazz history are here, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and from Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. But unlike those historians who end with the death of Coltrane in 1967, Shipton continues the story with the major trends in jazz of the last thirty years of the 20th century: free jazz, jazz rock, world music influences, the new historicism of the repertory movement and the continuing internationalism of the genre.

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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 (2001)

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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