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Remembrance of Jazz Past: Sidney Bechet in France

Adny Fry

in Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This final chapter concerns the unusual career of Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans reedman who occupies a special position among émigré African-American musicians in France. Appearing first in 1919, he ... More


Performing Jazz Diaspora with Sidney Bechet

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the later life and career of New Orleans-style clarinetist and saxophonist Sidney Bechet. The 1949 International Jazz Festival in Paris drew Bechet from New York, seducing him ... More


Bob Wilber, the Westchester Kid: White Privilege and Perspectives on Jazz Belonging

Reva Marin

in Outside and Inside: Race and Identity in White Jazz Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829979
eISBN:
9781496830029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829979.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Bob Wilber’s Music Was Not Enough, the multi-instrumentalist and bandleader offers a detailed account of his experience in New York during the mid-1940s as a student and protégé of the renowned ... More


Will Marion Cook

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes various highlights in the life of Dvor'k's student, Will Marion Cook, composer, conductor, and violinist. “Doc” Cook, was mentor, guide, and/or adviser to countless American ... More


Did Bunk Teach Louis?

Vic Hobson

in Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses whether Bunk Johnson played a significant role in teaching Louis Armstrong. Sidney Bechet knew both Bunk and Louis in New Orleans and he appears to confirm that Bunk did teach ... More


The Southern Syncopated Orchestra

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the Southern Syncopated Orchestra as an all-black group originally composed of fifty formally attired men, with a few women, who played and sang a diverse repertoire of light ... More


Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Andy Fry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

France has long been credited with welcoming African Americans and their music: into its venues, into its compositions, into its writing. Yet the reception of jazz is much more complicated than that ... More


Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Marva Carter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Renowned today as a prominent African-American in music theater and the arts community, composer, conductor, and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from ... More


Introduction: Migrating Jazz People and Identities

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the migratory experiences of musicians and their music through case studies of African American jazz ... More


Print the Legend

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

As described in this short chapter, movies about jazz sometimes inspire impressionable viewers to become professional musicians. Such films may even influence the specific ways they play. In ... More


Winnowed Ways: A Conversation with Bob Wilber

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/9780195083491.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Bob Wilber's roots can be traced in Scarsdale, New York. During his early teen years, Bob Wilber started to listen to famous swing bands of the 1930s as well as exploring early forms of jazz. He was ... More


His Tone

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter discusses the most characteristic aspect of Johnny Hodges’ music: the tone he achieved on his instrument. In this respect, he was a throwback to the earliest days of jazz in New Orleans, ... More


Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Rashida K. Braggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. This book challenges the notion that Paris was a ... More


The Jazz Age

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/9780190087210.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter traces the rise of Louis Armstrong to stardom during the 1920s, and the emergence of jazz as the defining music of the decade—a period now often called the “Jazz Age.” Armstrong’s ... More


Scuffling in New York

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter details how Hodges began to travel between his home in Boston and New York, whose jazz scene was much larger. He worked in “dancing schools”—establishments that had many female dancers ... More


Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

William Shack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225374
eISBN:
9780520925694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225374.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the years between the world wars, a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians left the United States and settled in Paris, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and ... More


Young Man With a Sax

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter describes Hodges’s musical household, along with his limited instruction on the piano and saxophone. He received instruction on the saxophone formally, from (among others) a student at ... More


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