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作者 DeVeaux, Scott
書名 The Birth of Bebop : A Social and Musical History
出版項 Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997
©1997
國際標準書號 9780520922105 (electronic bk.)
9780520205796
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (607 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- INTRODUCTION -- PROGRESS AND THE BEAN -- THE MAKING OF A VIRTUOSO -- OUT OF STEP WITH SWING -- SPITBALLS AND TRICKY RIFFS -- THE JAZZMAN S TRUE ACADEMY -- WARTIME HIGHS AND LOWS -- SHOWCASING THE REAL STUFF -- THE RUSH TO RECORD -- ECKSTINE AND HERMAN -- SHORT STAY IN THE SUN -- EPILOGUE -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Recordings Cited -- Index
The richest place in America's musical landscape is that fertile ground occupied by jazz. Scott DeVeaux takes a central chapter in the history of jazz--the birth of bebop--and shows how our contemporary ideas of this uniquely American art form flow from that pivotal moment. At the same time, he provides an extraordinary view of the United States in the decades just prior to the civil rights movement. DeVeaux begins with an examination of the Swing Era, focusing particularly on the position of African American musicians. He highlights the role played by tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, a "progressive" committed to a vision in which black jazz musicians would find a place in the world commensurate with their skills. He then looks at the young musicians of the early 1940s, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk, and links issues within the jazz world to other developments on the American scene, including the turmoil during World War II and the pervasive racism of the period. Throughout, DeVeaux places musicians within the context of their professional world, paying close attention to the challenges of making a living as well as of making good music. He shows that bebop was simultaneously an artistic movement, an ideological statement, and a commercial phenomenon. In drawing from the rich oral histories that a living tradition provides, DeVeaux's book resonates with the narratives of individual lives. While The Birth of Bebop is a study in American cultural history and a critical musical inquiry, it is also a fitting homage to bebop and to those who made it possible
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: DeVeaux, Scott The Birth of Bebop : A Social and Musical History Berkeley : University of California Press,c1997 9780520205796
主題 Bop (Music) -- History and criticism.;Jazz -- 1931-1940 -- History and criticism.;Jazz -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism.;Music -- Social aspects
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