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Swing That Music - Louis Armstrong

Swing That Music

By: Louis Armstrong, Rudy Vallee (Introduction by), Dan Morgenstern (Foreword by)


Published: 1st September 1993
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The first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong's "Swing That Music" is a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of a different nature and scope than that of his other, later autobiography, " Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans "(also published by Da Capo/Perseus Books Group). "Satchmo" covers in intimate detail Armstrong's life until his 1922 move to Chicago; but" Swing That Music "also covers his days on Chicago's South Side with "King" Oliver, his courtship and marriage to Lil Hardin, his 1929 move to New York, the formation of his own band, his European tours, and his international success. One of the most earnest justifications ever written for the new style of music then called "swing" but more broadly referred to as "Jazz," "Swing That Music "is a biography, a history, and an entertainment that really "swings."

"Swing music" is the individual improvisations of the members of a band of the tune they are playing. Early masters of the art and their bands are recorded along with "Satehelmouth," Louis Armstrong and his rise to fame, from New Orleans, via showboating to Chicago, Hariem, and Europe. The section on special examples of "swing" on ten instruments, will be of interest to anyone following modern musical developments. Music section edited by Horace Gerlach. Examples contributed by "swing artists". (Kirkus Reviews)

Part One * Jazz and I Get Born Together * In the Trail of The Dixieland Five * What is Swing? * Up the Mississippi * St. Louis Blues * Stormy Weather * With King Oliver on the South Side * To Broadway with Fletcher Henderson * Aint Misbehain Sends Me * California, Here I Come * Highseas and High Cs * Record Fans and Hot Clubs * Swinging Through Europe * Jam! * IHope Gabriel Likes Our Music Part Two: Music Section * Introduction to Swing * Armstrong in the Upper Register * Rhythmic Counterpoint * Swing Interpolation * Melodic Counterpoint * Rhythmic Obbligato * Melodic Obbligato * Examples of Swing on Ten Instruments

ISBN: 9780306805448
ISBN-10: 0306805448
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1