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Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development

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Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century ...

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Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development
1986, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195040432

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Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development
1968, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195000979

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