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Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians$
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Floyd Levin

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520213609

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001

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A Personal View of the Music

A Personal View of the Music

(p.64) A Personal View of the Music
Classic Jazz

Floyd Levin

University of California Press

This chapter explores the colorful history of jazz. It pieces together the origins of great jazz recordings, hit songs, and important performances. Next, it takes a look at some of the popular jazz groups and singers, such as the 369th Infantry Jazz band, Spud Murphy, and Jack Teagarden. It also studies the first recorded hit of the jazz age and the world premiere of “Rhapsody in Blue.” The chapter also studies the development of recording technology by studying Dick Hyman's recording session, which included the direct-to-CD production of Dick Hyman Plays Duke Ellington.

Keywords:   history of jazz, jazz recordings, jazz groups, jazz singers, 369th Infantry Jazz Band, Spud Murphy, Jack Teagarden, Rhapsody in Blue, direct-to-CD production, recording technology

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