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

Floyd Levin


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 in jazz magazines over a fifty-year period, takes us into the nightclubs, the recording studios, the record companies, and, most compellingly, into the lives of the musicians who made the great moments of the traditional jazz and swing eras. Weaving anecdotal material, primary research, and music analysis into every chapter, the book is a mine of information on a rich segment of American popular mus ... More

Keywords: nightclubs, recording studios, record companies, musicians, jazz, swing, American popular music, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, New Orleans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520213609
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Floyd Levin, author