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This book is not a recounting of ancedotes nor a simple chronology of musical events, but a history. It evaluates the gathered evidence and draws conclusions. Its narrative and summaries are based on repeated careful listenings to thouands of recordings, on the reports of musicians who witnessed and experienced many of the crucial events and created some of the masterworks, and on the fresh research and insightful thought of hundreds of serious scholars who love and respect this music.

List of Illustrationsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. 3
America's Classical Music
Ragtimep. 19
A Southern Rag
Style Characteristics
Piano Rags
Scott Joplin
James Scott
Joseph F. Lamb
Ragtime Jazz
The Bluesp. 47
Blues Form
Country Blues
"Papa" Charlie Jackson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Huddie Ledbetter
Robert Johnson
The Classic Blues
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
W. C. Handy
Bessie Smith
Ida Cox
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
Mamie Smith
Louis Armstrong
Ethel Waters
Jimmy Rushing
Urban Blues
Instrumental Blues
Joe "King" Oliver
Jazz In Its Infancyp. 88
Historical Overview: From the Beginning to World War I
Jazz--A Musical Definition
The East
The Midwest
The Southwest
The South
New Orleans
The Jazz Combo
Early Jazz Musicians and Their Music
Ragtime Jazz Bands
Thoughts on the History of Jazz
The Jazz Age: From world war I through the roaring twentiesp. 140
Jazz and Morality
Bunk Johnson, Papa Celestin, and Sidney Bechet
The New Orleans Sound
King Oliver, Kid Ory, and Friends
Jelly Roll Morton
The Jazz Explosion
The New York School
James P. Johnson
Louis Armstrong
Jelly Roll Morton
Earl "Fatha" Hines
The Jazz Community
Women in Jazz
Bix Beiderbecke
Chicago Jazz
The Swing Erap. 208
The Great Depression, Jazz, and Popular Music
The Emergence of Substyles
The Arranger--Don Redman
The Composer--Duke Ellington
Early Swing Bands. Kansas City Swing
The "King of Swing"--Benny Goodman
Musical Characteristics
Art Tatum
Gene Krupa
Charlie Christian
Coleman Hawkins
The Basie Band
Lester Young
Lionel Hampton
Territory Bands
The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Glenn Miller
World War II
Women Instrumentalists
Post-War Swing
Modern Jazz: The bebop revolutionp. 286
Origins of a New Style
Musical Characteristics
The Bird--Charlie Parker
"Dizzy"--John Birks Gillespie
The Music
Three Aspects of the Repertoire
More about Bird
The Pianists--Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Thelonious Monk
More about Mary Lou Williams
Big Bands
Looking Back
A Proliferation of Styles: From the '40S Through the '50Sp. 330
Cool Jazz
Third Stream
West Coast Jazz
Funky and Hard Bop
Something Old and Something New
Sonny Rollins
Something Borrowed
Modal Jazz--Miles Davis and Kind of Blue
Social Cause and Musical Effect
Summing Up the '50s
Social and Musical Revolution: The 1960Sp. 371
Free Jazz--Ornette Coleman
Musical Reactions
A Central Figure--John Coltrane
Out in Front--Miles Davis in the '60s and '70s
The New Groups
One More Time
Confusion and Fusion: From the '70S to the '80Sp. 406
Ornette Coleman
Miles Davis Again
Cecil Taylor
The Keyboard Players--Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Joe Zawinul
Weather Report
The Mahavishnu Orchestra
The AACM and the Art Ensemble of Chicago
Rehearsal and Recording Bands
The Decade in Review
A Plurality of Styles: Through the '80S and Into the '90Sp. 438
Fusion and Miles Davis
Neoclassicism and Modern Bebop
Wynton Marsalis
Other Neoclassicists
Free Jazz of the '80s--George Lewis
Jazz Composition in the 1980s--Anthony Davis
Postmodernism and Jazz--Jane Ira Bloom
New Sounds, New Wave, New Age, and Good Old-Fashioned Jazz
Ray Anderson
Today and Tomorrow
Listening Guidesp. 3
I Believe I'll Dust My Broomp. 5
Cornet Chop Sueyp. 8
Ostrich Walkp. 10
Tiger Ragp. 12
Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto)p. 15
Tickle-Toep. 18
Mission to Moscowp. 21
Groovin' Highp. 24
Marshmallowp. 29
Confirmationp. 33
I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Mep. 36
The Preacherp. 39
All About Rosiep. 42
Dr. Jekyllp. 45
Giant Stepsp. 47
Change of the Centuryp. 49
Bemsha Swingp. 51
Circlep. 53
Tearsp. 56
Delfeayo's Dilemmap. 58
Transcriptionsp. 61
S.O.L. Bluesp. 62
Struttin' with Some Barbecuep. 63
West End Bluesp. 64
Body and Soulp. 65
Lester Leaps Inp. 68
I Can't Get Startedp. 70
Embracebale Youp. 72
Little Bennyp. 74
Parker's Moodp. 76
Giant Stepsp. 78
Blue Trainp. 84
So Whatp. 87
Synoptic Tablep. 89
Annotated Bibliographyp. 103
General Bibliography
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Histories and Chronologies
Indices of Music
Indices to Periodical Literature
Jazz Archives
African Music
Music of the U.S. in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Blues
Early Jazz
Modern Jazz
Women in Jazz
Miscellaneous--Literature, Philosophy, Interviews, Rock, Gospel, Recordings, etc.
Selected Discographyp. 127
Indices to the Record Collectionsp. 131
Integrated File of the Norton Anthology of Jazz, the New World Records Anthology of American Music, and the Smithsonian Collections of Classic Jazz (Alphabetical Order and Locator Numbers)p. 132
Norton Anthology of Jazzp. 146
Smithsonian Collections of Classic Jazz (Alphabetical Order and Locator Numbers)p. 147
Smithsonian Collections of Classic Jazz (Series Order and Locator Numbers)p. 150
Integrated File of the Norton Anthology of Jazz, Smithsonian Collections of Classic Jazz, and the New World Records Anthology of American Music (Chronological Order)p. 154
Glossaryp. 169
Copyright Acknowledgmentsp. 174
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780393963687
ISBN-10: 0393963683
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 17th May 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised