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Dameronia By Paul Combs

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The first authoritative biography of jazz great Tadd Dameron
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Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron by Paul Combs

Dameronia is the first authoritative biography of Tadd Dameron, an important and widely influential figure in jazz history and one of the most significant composers and arrangers of jazz, swing, bebop, and big band. This book sets out to clarify Dameron's place in the development of jazz in the post-World War II era, as he arranged for names like Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, and Dizzy Gillespie and played with Bull Moose Jackson and Benny Golson It also attempts to shed light on the tragedy of his retreat from the center of jazz activity in the 1950s. By tracing Dameron's career, one finds that until 1958, when he was incarcerated for drug related offenses, he was at the forefront of developments in jazz, sometimes anticipating trends that would not develop fully for several years. Dameron was a very private man, and while some aspects of his story will probably remain an enigma, this book manages to give an intimate portrait of his life and work.

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About Paul Combs


Paul Combs is a professional musician, composer, and educator.

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GOR010805329
Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron by Paul Combs
Paul Combs
Jazz Perspectives
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Michigan Press
2013-08-30
296
0472035630
9780472035632
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