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Jazz from the Beginning - Garvin Bushell

Jazz from the Beginning

By: Garvin Bushell, Mark Tucker, Lawrence Gushee (Introduction by), Stanley Crouch (Preface by)

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Published: 1st September 1998
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Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and bassoonist Garvin Bushell (1902-1991) performed with many of the twentieth century's greatest jazz musicians--from Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, and Cab Calloway to Eric Dolphy, Gil Evans, and John Coltrane--during his remarkable career that spanned from 1916 to the 1980s. Although best known as a jazz soloist and sideman, Bushell also played oboe and bassoon with symphony orchestras and was a highly regarded instructor of woodwinds. In "Jazz from the Beginning," Bushell vividly recounts his musical experiences, featuring candid assessments of the legends with whom he performed as well as eye-opening accounts of the early days of jazz and the racism that he encountered on the road. Based on a series of interviews conducted by jazz scholar Mark Tucker, these memoirs provide a colorful account of Bushell's extraordinary life and career as well as an important record of seventy years of America's musical history.

Prologuep. 1
Springfieldp. 4
Early Years in New Yorkp. 15
Ethel Waters and the Black Swan Troubadorsp. 31
On the Vaudeville Circuitp. 41
Sam Wooding and the Nest Clubp. 49
On the Road with Chocolate Kiddies in Europe and South Americap. 54
Back Home Againp. 72
Tough Guys and High Societyp. 77
With Fess, Fat Man, and Fletcherp. 81
Cab Callowayp. 88
Chick Webbp. 99
On My Ownp. 105
Settling Downp. 116
Rex Stewart and the Fletcher Henderson Reunionp. 121
From Dixieland to Dolphyp. 124
A Trip to Africap. 130
Puerto Ricop. 136
Las Vegasp. 140
Appendixes
A Garvin Bushell Discography with Selected Comments and Identification of Soloistsp. 145
A Glossary of Musicians and Performersp. 177
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780306808487
ISBN-10: 030680848X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 1st September 1998
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1