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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

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