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Classic Jazz: The Musicians and Recordings That Shaped Jazz, 1895-1933 by Scott Yanow

Classic Jazz: The Musicians and Recordings That Shaped Jazz, 1895-1933  by Scott Yanow
  • Author Scott Yanow
  • Title Classic Jazz: The Musicians and Recordings That Shaped Jazz, 1895-1933
  • Category Arts & Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • ISBN 0879306599
  • ISBN13 978-0879306595
  • Size PDF 1670 kb
  • Size FB2 1988 kb
  • Size EPUB 1213 kb
  • Publisher Backbeat Books (November 9, 2001)
  • Language English
  • Rating 4.5
  • Votes 459
  • Pages 350 pages

Classic Jazz explores the birth and early development of a truly American art form. Scott Yanow's insightful essays describe the very beginnings of jazz, as well as ragtime, early blues, and New Orleans jazz from 1895-1916. Jazz in the years 1917-1933 is examined in greatest detail, highlighting the careers and rating the recordings of the top performers of the day. Musicians covered include: Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller and dozens more. Also includes a listing of recommended books and videos on classic jazz, and 40 black-and-white photos.