Chronicle of Jazz



    Chronicle of Jazz

    Mervyn Cooke

    Oxford University Press 2013

    Hardback 272pp Illustrated 286x225mm

    9780199341009   Product Code: 19258

    The Original Dixieland Jass Band, the first musicians to promote the term 'jazz', reputedly changed the spelling because wits kept scratching the 'j' from their posters. This illustrated history traces the roots of the musical genre to the mix of African and Western traditions in the American South at the end of the 19th century, and explains the innovations that shaped the development of the music, referencing the seminal albums and concerts and profiling the key performers.

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