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American KlezmerIts Roots and Offshoots

American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More

Blowin’ the Blues AwayPerformance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Travis Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270442
eISBN:
9780520951921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270442.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city's jazz scene is more important now than ever before. This book examines how jazz has thrived in New York ... More

ClarkThe Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Gwen Terry (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be ... More

Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Floyd Levin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author of this book, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. This book, which contains works published mostly ... More

The Dark TreeJazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Steve Isoardi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton's band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a community ... More

Dead Man BluesJelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Phil Pastras

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton sat at the piano in the Library of Congress in May of 1938 to begin his monumental series of interviews with Alan Lomax, he spoke of his years on the West Coast ... More

From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Raul Fernandez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247079
eISBN:
9780520939448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247079.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the complexity of Cuban dance music and the webs that connect it, musically and historically, to other Caribbean music, to salsa, and to Latin Jazz. Establishing a scholarly ... More

Frontier FiguresAmerican Music and the Mythology of the American West

Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Beth Levy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is an exploration of how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American music. Examining the work of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, ... More

George GershwinHis Life and Work

George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This biography of George Gershwin (1898–1937) unravels the myths surrounding one of America's most celebrated composers and establishes the enduring value of his music. Gershwin created some of the ... More

Harlem in MontmartreA Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

William Shack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225374
eISBN:
9780520925694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225374.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the years between the world wars, a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians left the United States and settled in Paris, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and ... More

Interpreting Popular Music

Interpreting Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This book draws from the disciplines of ... More

Jazz BubbleNeoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

Dale Chapman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520279377
eISBN:
9780520968219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279377.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hailed by corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations as a metaphor for democratic interaction and business dynamics, contemporary jazz culture has a story to tell about the relationship ... More

Jazz Diasporas"Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Rashida K. Braggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. This book challenges the notion that Paris was a ... More

Jazz MattersSound, Place, and Time since Bebop

Jazz Matters: Sound, Place, and Time since Bebop

David Ake

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266889
eISBN:
9780520947399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266889.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

What, where, and when is jazz? To most of us jazz means small combos, made up mostly of men, performing improvisationally in urban club venues. But jazz has been through many changes in the decades ... More

Jazz/Not JazzThe Music and Its Boundaries

Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

David Ake

Charles Hiroshi Garrett and Daniel Goldmark (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians who (and concepts, places, and practices that), though deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely, if ever, appeared in ... More

Leonard BernsteinThe Political Life of an American Musician

Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Barry Seldes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. This biography of Bernstein's political life examines his career against the backdrop ... More

Lining Out the WordDr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

William Dargan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book takes a close look at an important and little-studied component of African American music, one that has roots in Europe, but was adapted by African American congregations and went on to ... More

Loft JazzImprovising New York in the 1970s

Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Michael C. Heller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew ... More

Making Music in Los AngelesTransforming the Popular

Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940 ventures into an often neglected period to discover that during America's Progressive Era, Los Angeles was a center for making music ... More

Making the SceneContemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Alex Stewart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and '40s, when swing was at its height. But, as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost ... More

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