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New York, Jimmie Lunceford, the Great Lakes, and the First Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Steven Loza

in The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816023
eISBN:
9781496816061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816023.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Gerald Wilson's experience with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra through the formation of his own and first orchestra. He joined Jimmie Lunceford in 1939, and it was Dizzy ... More


I Dream of Her and Avalon: 1930s Sweet Jazz, Race, and Nostalgia at the Casino Ballroom

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces white bandleader Jan Garber, and also investigates several versions of “Avalon.” The story of Santa Catalina's Casino Ballroom offered novel perspectives on how popular music ... More


Conclusion: Air Spaces

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter reports a brief coda that looks at an emerging spatial experience—flight—the notion of which was a significant trope in African American culture generally and jazz in particular. The ... More


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