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The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History

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The richest place in America's musical landscape is that fertile ground occupied by jazz. In this book, Scott DeVeaux takes a central chapter in the history of jazz--the birth of bebop--and shows how our contemporary ideas of this uniquely American art form flow from that pivotal moment. 29 photos. 111 musical examples.

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The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History
1999, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520216655

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The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History
1997, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520205796

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