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Dave Tough (1908–1948)

Dave Tough

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dave Tough celebrated the pulse of life, bringing to it the dimensions and flexibility, the flow and inner animation of music. Avoiding center stage, rarely if ever soloing or intruding himself on ... More


Modern Jazz

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/9780190087210.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The rise of modern jazz—or “bebop” as it was called—dramatically changed the landscape of the music in the 1940s, transforming the genre into a truly progressive and experimental idiom. But this came ... More


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


Outside the Ellington Constellation: The 1930s and 1940s

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/9780190653903.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter relates that although Johnny Hodges was primarily associated with Duke Ellington over the course of his career, he made some of his most famous recordings—sometimes under pseudonyms owing ... More


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