By Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Considered the main encyclopedic interpretive background of jazz on hand in a single quantity for extra than 50 years, this reference has been thoroughly revised and extended to include the dominant types and musicians because the book’s final booklet in 1992, in addition to the culmination of present learn approximately past sessions within the historical past of jazz. moreover, new chapters were additional on John Zorn, jazz within the Nineteen Nineties and past, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western tools, postmodernist and repertory immense bands, how the avant-garde has explored culture, and plenty of different matters. This survey of earlier and present types, parts, tools, musicians, singers, and large bands of jazz maintains to show off an artwork shape extensively considered as America’s maximum contribution to the world’s musical culture.
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