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The Story of Jazz by Marshall W. Stearns (Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, The Institute of Jazz Studies, New York)

Beginning with the African musical heritage and its fusion with European forms in the New World, Marshall Stearns's history of jazz guides the reader through work songs, spirituls, ragtime, and the blues, to the birth of jazz in New Orleans and its adoption by St Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York. From swing and bop to the early days of rock, this lively book introduces us to the great musicians and singers and examines jazz's cultural effects on American and the world.

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'For beginners and those who need a refresher course in the history of jazz, a great way to start.' Beat Scene
'This 1956 tome comes endorsed by Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.' The Guardian
'it says a good deal for its thoroughness and scholarship that no revision has been deemed necessary for this, the first paperback edition for 20 years ... excellent volume' Stage and Television Today
'The Jazz Tradition is certainly an informative and stimulating book ... Marshall Stearns's book has long been regarded as a masterpiece of its kind. The Story of Jazz is essential reading for anyone with even a smattering of interest in the music.' Q

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The Story of Jazz by Marshall W. Stearns (Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, The Institute of Jazz Studies, New York)
Marshall W. Stearns (Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, Professor of English Literature at Hunter College, USA; founder and executive director, The Institute of Jazz Studies, New York)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
1970-02-11
416
0195012690
9780195012699
N/A
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