Historical Dictionary of Jazz (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

Historical Dictionary of Jazz (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

John S. Davis


Jazz is a tune shaped from a mix of affects. In its infancy, jazz was once a melting pot of army brass bands, paintings songs and box hollers of the us slaves through the nineteenth century, ecu harmonies and varieties, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the effect of Spanish and French Creoles with eu classical education nudged jazz additional alongside in its improvement. Jazz has continuously been a world-music within the experience that track from world wide has been embraced and incorporated.

The Historical Dictionary of Jazz covers the historical past of Jazz via a chronology, an introductory essay, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on major jazz performers, band leaders, bands, venues, list labels, recordings, and the several forms of jazz. This booklet is a superb entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and somebody looking a broader realizing of the heritage of jazz and the connections in the genre.

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