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The saxophone in jazz

Stephen Cottrell

in The Saxophone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100419
eISBN:
9780300190953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100419.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a look at the impact and influence that the saxophone had on jazz music. It first explores the period of early jazz, and how this genre of music sprung forth within the culture and ... More


Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

Joshua Berrett

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103847
eISBN:
9780300127478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most notable practitioners—Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since. Paul ... More


Jack Teagarden’s Southwestern Sound: A musical prodigy and his field

Alex W. Rodriguez

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the early life and musical development of Weldon Leo “Jack” Teagarden (1905–1964), a trombone virtuoso whose unique style set an important precedent for early jazz practice. ... More


Introduction

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard Bop begins with the “badness” of jazzmen, both in music and their personalities, as illustrated through jazz trumpeteer Lee Morgan, bad because of his “dirty” solos and ... More


Cutting Sides: Producing 78-RPM Discs, 1936–1949

Michael Jarrett

in Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630588
eISBN:
9781469630601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Production before the advent of magnetic tape—in the era of 78-RPM records—emphasized "pre-production." A&R men (short for "artists and repertoire") chose artists to record, and they paired songs ... More


Introduction

Joshua Berrett

in Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103847
eISBN:
9780300127478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103847.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with the answer to the elusive question of: what is jazz? Duke Ellington, in 1969, once said that jazz could mean—if it means anything at all—what it had once meant to musicians ... More


Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Phil Pastras

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton sat at the piano in the Library of Congress in May of 1938 to begin his monumental series of interviews with Alan Lomax, he spoke of his years on the West Coast ... More


Complex Compositional Origins: Ferde Grofé and Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Raul Bañagale

in Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter considers the initial creation of the Rhapsody in a way that challenges existing assumptions about its genesis and reveals considerable intervention on the part of Ferde Grofé. ... More


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