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Early Classics

Thomas Owens

in Bebop: The Music and Its Players

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106510
eISBN:
9780199853182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106510.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the winter of 1943–4, the first small group organized to perform the still-unnamed new music debuted at the Onyx Club on Fifty-Second Street in New York City. It was a quartet, then a quintet, ... More


Mastery

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/9780816690411.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the popularization of bebop jazz music through the band Diz and Bird on Fifty-second Street. The jazz audience considered bebop a terrible dissonance and a frantic assault on ... More


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