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Myers, Marc, 1956-
Why jazz happened / Marc Myers
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ML3508 .M94 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Jazz -- History and criticism
Physical Description x, 267 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-248) and index
Summary A comprehensive social history looks at the many forces that shaped this most American of art forms and the many influences that gave rise to jazz's post-war styles
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Record Giants Blink -- DJs, Promoters, and Bebop -- G.I. Bill and Cool -- Speed War, Tape, and Solos -- Suburbia and West Coast Jazz -- BMI, R&B, and Hard Bop -- Bias, Africa, and Spiritual Jazz -- Invasion and Jazz-Pop -- Alienation and the Avant-Garde -- Lights, Volume, and Fusion -- Jazz Hangs On -- Notes -- Index

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