JAZZ & BLUES ENCYCLOPEDIA: New and Expanded Edition

Book number: 94774 Product format: Hardback Author: JEFF WATTS & HOWARD MANDEL

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A book that glides through the roots of both genres of Jazz and Blues through the 1920s Jazz Age, the poverty-ridden 1930s and the war-scarred world of the 1940s, before arriving at one of the most significant periods, the 1950s. Each chapter is introduced and set in its cultural context and describes what was new and exciting, what was in and what was out and why, describing the artist which carried the musical torch for their generation, the classic recordings and great quotes to get under the skin of the artists' music and how they formed he musical backbone of each decade. There is a comprehensive list of all the Major Artists, Key Artists and A-Z sections, their origins, instruments, styles and partnerships with the human voice and are stars in their own right. From Kid Ory and Ma Rainey, through to The Bad Plus and Esperanza Spalding, styles range from Boogie Woogie and Be-Bop, to Latin Jazz and Jazz & Blues Crossover. This edition has been fully updated and expanded looking at the musical and cultural forces at play in the 21st century, as well as a new generation of artists including Rhiannon Giddens, Vijay Iyer and Snarky Puppy who are helping to carry music forward in fresh and exciting directions. 384 page reference, old fashioned photos.

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ISBN 9781787552791
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