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Classic Jazz: The Musicians & Recordings That Shaped Jazz, 1895-1933
Scott Yanow (au). A guide to the musicians & recordings that shaped jazz, 1895-1933. The classic jazz era was one of dizzying innovation & breakthrough. Today, it is recognized as one of the most exciting periods in music history. This guide opens with the very beginnings of jazz, exploring its seeds in ragtime, early blues, & blues-infused New Orleans jazz from 1895-1916. But the heart of this book -- belongs to 1917-1933. Through anecdotal bioís. & evocative photos, youíll meet the musicians who defined the Jazz Age, from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz group to record, to the artists poised to usher in swing, such as Louis Armstrong & Benny Goodman. Gives you reviews & ratings of recordings that make (or donít make) the cut. Photos.
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