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The chronicle of jazz

Author: Mervyn Cooke
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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A year-by-year history of people and events, this lively multi-layered account tells the whole story of jazz music and its personalities. The Chronicle of Jazz charts the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and the southern United States to the myriad urban styles heard around the world today, Mervyn Cooke gives us a narrative rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy, and emotion. The book is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronology
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn Cooke
ISBN: 9780199341009 0199341001 0500516669 9780500516669
OCLC Number: 843785529
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction. A century of jazz --
1895-1916 : Origins. 1895-1905 : Ragtime era begins ; 1906-9 : New Orleans : the musical melting pot ; 1910-13 : Impact of the blues ; 1914-16 : On the verge of jazz --
1917-1929 : From New Orleans to the east coast. 1917 : All that jazz ; 1918 : Ragtime goes abroad ; 1919 : Jazz on tour ; 1920 : Branching out from Dixie ; 1921 : Striding ahead ; 1922 : King Oliver in Chicago ; 1923 : First flowering ; 1924 : Jazz in the concert hall ; 1925 : Satchmo ; 1926 : New virtuosity ; 1927-28 : Harlem, Chicago and Kansas City ; 1929 : Empress of the blues --
1930-1945 : Swing. 1930-31 : Dance bands ; 1932 : Paris ; 1933 : Satchmo and the Duke in Europe ; 1934 : Stompin' at the Savoy ; 1935 : Kings of swing ; 1936 : Billie and Ella ; 1937 : Nazi ban ; 1938 : New respectability ; 1939 : War ; 1940 : Seeds of revolution ; 1941 : Enter Bird ; 1942 : Industrial action ; 1943 : Black, brown, and beige ; 1944 : All-American all-stars ; 1945 : Restless peace --
1946-1958 : Style and idea. 1946-47 : Latin tinge ; 1948 : First jazz festival ; 1949 : Migration to France ; 1950 : Parker in Scandinavia ; 1951 : Modern jazz ; 1952 : West coast travels east ; 1953 : Reviving the big bands ; 1954 : East and west ; 1955 : Disaster at Birdland ; 1956 : Ellington at Newport ; 1957 : Cinema and third stream ; 1958 : Jazz Messengers --
1959-1969 : Birth of modern jazz. 1959 : Giant steps ; 1960 : Freedom principle ; 1961 : Duke meets the Count ; 1962 : Through the Iron Curtain ; 1963-64 : Technology and spirituality ; 1965 : 'Trane ascendant ; 1966 : Greenwich Village ; 1967 : Ends and beginnings ; 1968 : New talents ; 1969 : New horizons --
1970-1999 : Innovation and reaction. 1970 : Forecast unsettled ; 1971 : Death of a legend ; 1972 : Old and the new ; 1973-74 : Headhunters ; 1975 : Davis bows out ; 1976-78 : Consolidation ; 1979 : Mingus legacy ; 1980 : Complementary pathways ; 1981 : Japan moves center stage ; 1982 : After Monk ; 1983-85 : Prodigies ; 1986-88 : Envoi to the last of the great leaders ; 1989-90 : Messengers retrospective ; 1991 : Farewell, prince of darkness ; 1992-95 : Diversity ; 1996 : Women in jazz ; 1997-98 : Coleman honored ; 1999 : Ellington's century --
2000- : Millennium blues. 2000-1 : Jazz in America ; 2002 : Appreciating jazz ; 2003 : A world treasure ; 2004 : Farewell, Artie ; 2005 : The way up ; 2006 : Rebuilding the cradle ; 2007 : Losses ; 2008 : Returning to forever ; 2009- : Henceforward... --
Reference section. Biographical index of musicians ; Glossary of musical terms ; International jazz festivals : a select list.
Responsibility: Mervyn Cooke.

Abstract:

A year-by-year history of people and events, this lively multi-layered account tells the whole story of jazz music and its personalities. The Chronicle of Jazz charts the evolution of jazz from its roots in Africa and the southern United States to the myriad urban styles heard around the world today, Mervyn Cooke gives us a narrative rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy, and emotion. The book is completely up to date, exploring the exciting recent developments in the world of jazz, from the rise of modern Big Bands and the renaissance of the piano trio to the popular appeal of Jamie Cullum and HBO's Treme. Featuring hundreds of rare images, from record-cover artwork to pictures of live performances, each chronologically arranged section contains special box features on such topics as the unique tonal qualities of the bass clarinet, jazz clubs in Paris, personality sketches, and seminal gigs and albums. A substantial reference section features information on international jazz festivals, a glossary of musical terms, biographies of musicians, and extensive discography, and further reading. A celebration of the most imaginative and enduring music of the last 120 years, The Chronicle of Jazz is an essential work of reference for all music lovers.
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