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Jazz Makers : Oxford Profiles - Alyn Shipton

Jazz Makers

Oxford Profiles


Published: 1st April 2004
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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Jazz Makers gathers together short biographies of more than 50 of jazz's greatest stars, from its early beginnings to the present. The stories of these innovative instrumentalists, bandleaders, and composers reveal the fascinating history of jazz in six parts:
* The Pioneers, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith
* Swing Bands and Soloists, with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday
* The Piano Giants, featuring Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and Mary Lou Williams
* Birth of Bebop, including Dizzy Gillepsie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis
* Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, and Fusion, with John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Stan Getz
* A Century of Jazz, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and other contemporary greats.

"As a basic reference tool, this should be useful, given Shipton's thorough scholarship and careful writing and his own experience as a musician." -- Mississippi Rag "Thoughtful, concisely written portraits summarize the lives and accomplishments of performers and composers. Well captioned black-and-white photos and many appendices accompany this useful book." -- The Horn Book Guide


ISBN: 9780195126891
ISBN-10: 0195126890
Series: Oxford Profiles
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 23.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.97