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Choose your country or region Close. A few faults aside, this is absolutely essential reading for anyone with musical background looking to learn about the roots of jazz. Its Roots and Musical Development.
Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties–Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others–and the big bands and arrangers–Fletcher Henderson, Guntherr Moten, and especially Duke Ellington–placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
James F rated it liked it Feb 04, The Color Factor Howard Bodenhorn. S D Cooke rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Additionally, I thought the organization of the book could have been a little better; for example he analyzes Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five period in great detail early on in the book, and discusses how this music marked the end of the dominance of the New Orleans style in jazz.
Schuller explains the feel of swing rhythm in vivid detail beyond what Earlt ever read in any other book.
Aug 25, James Murrell rated it it was amazing. The history of jaz Volume 1 of History of jazz: Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the s. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Theresa calpotura rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Gunthe must be emphasized that this is a musical analysis, heavy with notated examples from the recordings of the era, Gunther Schuller presents a thorough musical analysis of the early history of jazz, from starting with its roots in west African music, ragtime, and the country blues.
Michael Guttilla rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Modern Moves Danielle Robinson. Jwzz la prima parte con una veloce e approfondito excursus sulle origini del jazz. It must be emphasized that this is a musical analysis, heavy with notated examples from the recordings of the era, and thus would not be accessible to those without some musical training. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
That being said, there is a lot of music to be covered in this book and there is likely no perfect way to organize all of the material. The bulk of the book covers the ‘s, ending with the start of the ‘s as the last rough edges of New Orleans jazz have been smoothed and the orchestras of Ellington and Basie perfected the big-band swing style. To ask other readers questions about Early Jazzplease sign up. Schuller writes, he’ll give you a lot to think about – and that’s a good thing.
Scott rated it really liked it Feb 28, xchuller A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Selected pages Title Page.
Oxford University Press Amazon. Ginther rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Even if you don’t agree with everything Mr. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties–Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others–and the big bands and arrangers–Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington–placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.
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Mozlenko rated it did not like it Nov 14, Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the s. Common terms and phrases A. I highly recommend this book to any serious student of American music or any fan of Jazz that wants to explore the music beyond just listening.