Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development, Volume 2

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 1986 - Music - 401 pages
Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Origins
3
The Beginnings
63
The First Great Soloist
89
The First Great Composer
134
Virtuoso Performers of the Twenties
175
The Big Bands
242
Its Origins and Early Development
318
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE MORRISON
359
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1986)

Gunther Schuller is a musician, composer, conductor, educator, and the first composer to be awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Composer's Chair of the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center.