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Jelly Roll Morton and the Spanish Tinge

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Jelly Roll Morton, a jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, showing how tensions in jazz are expressed in Morton's music, and examining a basic epistemological question about ... More


Bebop

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the years that led up to the height of jazz, the time of the famed “free for all” jamming sessions at Minton's Playhouse in New York City, where anyone would come up and play: ... More


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