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Harlem

Ted Gioia

in The History of Jazz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190087210
eISBN:
9780190087227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087210.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the emergence of Harlem as a center of jazz activity in the 1930s. It looks at the distinctive stride piano style that was popular in Harlem, and the work of pianists Fats ... More


Four Pianists: Four Minority Views

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0051
Subject:
Music, Popular

Oscar Peterson was obviously indebted to the Nat Cole of the 1940s (when Cole was a jazz pianist) and to Art Tatum. Others may feel that Peterson's sophistication and class allowed him to fill out ... More


Appren Ticeship

Gary Giddins

in Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the musicians that greatly influenced the career of Charlie Parker. Charlie took a job at the popular hangout place Jimmy’s Chicken Shack where he met Art Tatum, a pianist who ... More


The Generators

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter aims to emphasize that jazz is a music whose nature and growth has been crucially shaped by the ways in which musicians who think of themselves as jazz musicians react to the music of ... More


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