Swing To Bop: An Oral History Of The Transition In Jazz In The 1940s

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Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

This indispensable book brings us face to face with some of the most memorable figures in jazz history and charts the rise and development of bop in the late 1930s and '40s. Ira Gitler interviewed more than 50 leading jazz figures, over a 10-year period, to preserve for posterity their recollections of the transition in jazz from the big band era to the modern jazz period. The musicians interviewed, including both the acclaimed and the unrecorded, tell in their own words how this renegade music emerged, why it was a turning point in American jazz, and how it influenced their own lives and work. Placing jazz in historical context, Gitler demonstrates how the mood of the nation in its post-Depression years, racial attitudes of the time, and World War II combined to shape the jazz of today.

Specifications of Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

GENERAL
AuthorIra Gitler
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100195050703
ISBN-139780195050707
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages352
Publication Date1987-05-28
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length5.38 inch.
Width0.71 inch.
Weight0.69 pounds.

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