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Jazz: its evolution and essence. Translated by David Noakes.

New York, Grove Press [1956] .
ISBN 9780394172927, 0394172922

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Standard Title Hommes et problèmes du jazz. English
Subjects Jazz -- Discography.
Jazz -- Histoire et critique.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Description ix, 295 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
Notes "Part VI, which was written especially for this version, brings things more up to date by surveying the state of jazz at the death of Charlie Parker in March 1955. The discography at the end of the book has been revised to indicate on what labels the records are available in America."
Includes music.
Translation of Hommes et problèmes du jazz.
Includes discography (pages 283-289) and index.
Summary Discusses the musicians, musical elements, and other factors which have been influential in the development of jazz music.
Contents I. Introduction -- 1. The world of jazz -- 2. The evolution of jazz and the idea of classicism -- II. From the "primitives" to the "moderns" -- 3. Blues and military marches -- 4. A great classical figure among the oldtimers (concerning eight recordings of the Hot Five) -- 5. The romantic imagination of Dickie Wells -- 6. A masterpiece: Concerto for Cootie -- 7. Charlie Parker and the bop movement -- 8. Miles Davis and the cool tendency -- III. The problem of improvisation -- 9. Melody in jazz -- 10. Musical thought -- 11. Notes on the problem of creation -- IV. The problem of the essence of jazz -- 12. The phenomenon of swing -- 13. The evolution of rhythmic conceptions -- 14. The handling of sound -- 15. The essence -- V. Jazz and Europe -- 16. The influence of jazz on European music -- VI. Contemporary jazz -- 17. Situation of modern jazz at the death of Parker.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)891800
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hodeir, André, 1921-2011.
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