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THE BIRTH OF BEBOP: A Social and Musical History

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

DeVeaux (Music/Univ. of Virginia) puts bop into a historical, social, and economic context, using oral histories and musical analyses as well as period materials to examine an epochal shift in the jazz paradigm. Bebop, DeVeaux argues, is the the fulcrum on which jazz history turns. More than that, he adds, it is the ``shadowy juncture at which the lived experience of music becomes transformed into ... Read full review

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