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              A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe
               

              A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe (Paperback)

              By Badger, Reid

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              In 1919, the world stood at the threshold of the Jazz Age. The man who had ushered it there, however, lay murdered - and would soon plunge from international fame to historical obscurity. It was a fate few would have predicted for James Reese Europe; he was then at the pinnacle o...f his career as a composer, conductor, and organizer in the black community, with the promise of even greater heights to come. "People don't realize yet today what we lost when we lost Jim Europe," said pianist Eubie Blake. "He was the savior of Negro musiciansin a class with Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King." In A Life in Ragtime , Reid Badger brilliantly captures this fascinating life, tracing a critical chapter in the emergence of jazz through one man's remarkable odyssey. After an early start in Washington, Europe found his fame in New York, the entertainment capital of turn-of-the-century America. In the decade before the First World War, he emerged as an acknowledged leader in African-American musical theater, both as a conductor and an astonishingly prolific composer.Badger reveals a man of tremendous depths and ambitions, constantly aspiring to win recognition for black musicians and wider acceptance for their music. He toiled constantly, working on benefit concerts, joining hands with W.E.B. Du Bois, and helping to found a black music school--all the while winning commercial and critical success with his chosen art. In 1910, he helped create the Clef Club, making it the premiere African-American musical organization in the country during his presidency. Every year from 1912 to 1914, Europe led the Clef Club orchestra in triumphant concerts at Carnegie Hall, winning new respectability and popularity for ragtime. He went on to a tremendously successful collaboration with Vernon and Irene Castle, the international stars who made social dancing a world-wide rage. Along the way, Europe helped to revolutionize American music--and Badger provides fascinating details of his innov
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              ISBN 9780195337969
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Benny Goodman and the Swing Era
               

              Benny Goodman and the Swing Era (Hardback)

              By Collier, James Lincoln

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              This biography of Benny Goodman's music and times attempts to recreate the colourful music world of the 1920s and 1930s, when Goodman was hailed the King of Swing . The author offers insights into the character and music of a man who helped transform the Depression years into the... Swing Era.
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              ISBN 9780195052787
              Released NZ 26 Oct 1989
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Jazz in Its Time
               

              Jazz in Its Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Martin

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              Martin Williams is one of the most perceptive and entertaining jazz critics writing in America today. This collection of pieces on the past, present, and future of the jazz idiom includes profiles of Sidney Bechet, Ornette Coleman, and Miles Davis, an assessment of jazz-rock fusi...on, and a look at the pressures placed on musicians and their music by commercialism.
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              ISBN 9780195069044
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
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              Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman
               

              Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              Woody Herman was a central figure in the development of jazz. This biography follows his rise to prominence in the 1930s as leader of the band that plays the blues , through success in the 1940s , when bebop rapidly developed, to the ultimate tragedy that broke Herman's career.

              ISBN 9780195115741
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1998
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life
               

              From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life (Paperback, New edition)

              By Crow, Bill

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              An anecdotal autobiography of Bill Crow's career in jazz, from his arrival in New York City in the 1950s to his professional life as a jazz bassist, playing with the likes of Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Marian McPartland.

              ISBN 9780195085501
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
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              Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930
               

              Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kenney, William Howland

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              In Chicago Jazz, William Howland Kenney presents a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major center for jazz in the 1920s. Focusing on all the Chicago greats--Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Wild Bill Davison, and more--Kenney brings a gold...en era of jazz alive.
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              ISBN 9780195092608
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
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              The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture
               

              The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (Paperback)

              By Gioia, Ted

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              Relates the work of jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman to primitivism in the arts, neoclassicism, good and bad taste, improvization and recordings, and aesthetics in general.

              ISBN 9780195063288
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Portable Stanford Book Series
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              The Jazz Heritage
               

              The Jazz Heritage (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Williams, Martin T.

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              A companion volume to his prize-winning book `The Jazz Tradition'.

              ISBN 9780195050714
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
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              Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White
               

              Cats of Any Color: Jazz Black and White (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lees, Gene

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              This study looks at the pervasiveness of racism in jazz's past and present - both the white racism that long ghettoized the music and generations of talented black musicians, and the increasingly virulent reverse racism aimed at white jazz musicians.

              ISBN 9780195102871
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Jazz Changes
               

              Jazz Changes (Paperback, New edition)

              By Williams, Martin

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              A collection of jazz articles written over a 30-year period, including narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals and performances, liner notes, and profiles of musicians such as John Coltrane, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holliday and Thelonious Monk.

              ISBN 9780195083491
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1996
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