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Drummin' Men : The Bebop Years - Burt Korall

Drummin' Men

The Bebop Years

Paperback Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780195176643
Number Of Pages: 320

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Burt Korall is widely recognized as the most authoritative writer on jazz drumming. His first book Drummin' Men--The Heartbeat of Jazz: The Swing Era is considered a classic. Now, in this exciting sequel, Korall offers a richly informative history of drumming in the Bebop era. Korall looks at this music through the eyes of the musicians themselves, covering a whole range of important jazz drummers, but focusing upon the most original and significant--principally Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, and Art Blakey. Korall provides a knowledgeable background about the history of bebop--and the unfortunate and almost universal heroin addiction that swept through the jazz world in the wake of Charlie Parker's habit. The book contains Korall's own memoir of nearly 50 years in the jazz world, linked by his narrative of the careers of these drummers and their place in the bebop jazz scene.

"An invaluable book for musicians as well as listeners. It is not only an illumination of master drummers, including some deserving more renown, but also the interviews with a wide range of musicians add new insight into jazz history." --Nat Hentoff "If you want to know what modern drumming is all about, this is your book. Burt Korall has done a remarkable job, and I strongly recommend it."--Artie Shaw "Attention drummers, jazz lovers, bebop lovers, and students of jazz history! Run--I repeat, run--do not walk to your local bookstore and purchase this absolutely wonderful book."--Allegro "Korall digs deep into the hippest period in drumming history. A fascinating must-read for any drummer of style or lover of modern jazz."--William F. Miller, Editorial Director, Modern Drummer Magazine "Nobody writes about jazz drumming like Burt Korall. He gets inside the important drummers, the jazzmen who played with them, the arrangers and the leaders, to capture the excitement, the feel, even the sound of the Bebop Era. What an achievement!"--Dom Cerulli, The Jazz Word "Korall's eagerly awaited sequel to his swing-era treatise is a lively, fascinatingly detailed text composed of narrative, exegesis, interviews and musical examples. Korall tells you exactly what these tub-thumpers did to make their music sound the way it did, from the obscure Lou Fromm to the familiar Kenny Clarke."--Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer "Korall's eagerly awaited sequel to his swing-era treatise is a lively, fascinatingly detailed text composed of narrative, exegesis, interviews and musical examples. Korall tells you exactly what these tub-thumpers did to make their music sound the way it did, from the obscure Lou Fromm to the familiar Kenny Clarke."--Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer "If you want to know what modern drumming is all about, this is your book. Burt Korall has done a remarkable job, and I strongly recommend it."--Artie Shaw "Nobody writes about jazz drumming like Burt Korall. He gets inside the important drummers, the jazzmen who played with them, the arrangers and the leaders, to capture the excitement, the feel, even the sound of the Bebop Era. What an achievement!"--Dom Cerulli, The Jazz Word "Attention drummers, jazz lovers, bebop lovers, and students of jazz history! Run--I repeat, run--do not walk to your local bookstore and purchase this absolutely wonderful book."--Allegro "Korall digs deep into the hippest period in drumming history. A fascinating must-read for any drummer of style or lover of modern jazz."--William F. Miller, Editorial Director, Modern Drummer Magazine "Burt Korall uses the topic of bebop drumming to range across the larger territory of music. Masterly in concept, scope and detail, his book tells the stories of the great bop drummers, and Korall is a superb story teller."--Doug Ramsey, author of Jazz Matters: Reflections on the Music and Some of its Makers "Unexpected coverage of artists like Tiny Kahn, Stan Levey, Shadow Wilson, and Don Lamond provide diversity and a greater understanding of how bop drumming evolved. It is a readable tome that would appeal to jazz enthusiasts and jazz scholars alike."--Library Journal

Prefacep. ix
Bebopp. 3
Two Drummers' Views of Thingsp. 3
Bebop--Some Commentsp. 3
Bop and Drums--A New Worldp. 10
From Swing to Bop--The Visionariesp. 11
Jo Jones (1911-1985)p. 11
Sidney Catlett (1910-1951)p. 13
Transitional Figuresp. 15
Lou Fromm (1919-??)p. 15
Billy Exiner (1910-1983)p. 17
Denzil Best (1917-1965)p. 23
Irv Kluger (1921-)p. 29
Jackie Mills (1922-)p. 38
J. C. Heard (1917-1988)p. 47
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson (1919-1959)p. 59
The Innovatorsp. 71
Kenny "Klook" Clarke (1914-1985)p. 71
Max Roach (1924-)p. 90
Stan Levey (1926-)p. 109
Art Blakey (1919-1990)p. 128
Roy Haynes (1925-)p. 146
Shelly Manne (1920-1984)p. 164
Don Lamond (1921-)p. 183
Tiny Kahn (1924-1953)p. 202
Into the 1950sp. 219
Philly Joe Jones (1923-1985)p. 219
Mel Lewis (1929-1990)p. 233
Other Significant Figuresp. 249
Ed Shaughnessy (1929-)p. 249
Art Taylor (1929-1995)p. 251
Ike Day (1926-??)p. 254
Drum Rudimentsp. 257
Transcriptions of Drum Solosp. 259
Notesp. 273
Bibliographyp. 275
Discographyp. 277
The Intervieweesp. 283
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780195176643
ISBN-10: 0195176642
Series: Drummin' Men
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.4 x 22.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43