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Texan Jazz - Dave Oliphant


Published: 1st January 1996
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Texas musicians and jazz share a history that goes all the way back to the origins of jazz in ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie. Texans have left their mark on all of jazz's major movements, including hot jazz, swing, bebop, the birth of the cool, hard bop, and free jazz. Yet these musicians are seldom identified as Texans because their careers often took them to the leading jazz centers in New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. In Texan Jazz, Dave Oliphant reclaims these musicians for Texas and explores the vibrant musical culture that brought them forth. Working through the major movements of jazz, he describes the lives, careers, and recordings of such musicians as Scott Joplin, Hersal Thomas, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sippie Wallace, Jack Teagarden, Buster Smith, Hot Lips Page, Eddie Durham, Herschel Evans, Charlie Christian, Red Garland, Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Coleman, John Carter, and many others. The great strength of Texan Jazz is its record of the contributions to jazz made by African-American Texans. The first major book on this topic ever published, it will be fascinating reading for everyone who loves jazz.

Introductionp. 1
Beginnings In East Texas
Ragtimep. 9
Country Bluesp. 36
Classic Bluesp. 53
Boogie-Woogiep. 74
Going To Kansas City
The Bennie Moten Band, 1921-1927p. 85
The Blue Devils, 1925-1934p. 91
Bennie Moten, 1929-1935p. 99
The Count Basie Orchestra, 1935-1963p. 105
Jones-Smith, Inc., and the Kansas City Five and Sixp. 117
The Jay McShann Orchestra, 1938-1942p. 123
Going To New York and Chicago
A Trombone Triop. 135
By Way of Kayceep. 155
Out of Big Dp. 182
With BGp. 204
Out of Houstonp. 219
The Rhythm Sectionp. 234
From Bebop to Hard Bopp. 244
The Mingus Dynastyp. 265
Going To Los Angeles
Out of Dentonp. 281
The Cowtown Vanguardp. 306
Africa and Backp. 342
Notesp. 361
Selected Bibliographyp. 443
Indexp. 451
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780292760455
ISBN-10: 0292760450
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 493
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 1.02