About this book
A vivid history of jazz, explaining what it is, where it came from, who created it and why, all examined within the broader context of American life and culture. From ragtime and the blues to the radical diversity of today, this looks at the travails and triumphs of the musical innovators, set against a backdrop of history, commerce and politics. Illustrated.
Tells the story of jazz. This title explains what jazz is, where it came from and who created it and why, within the context of American life and culture. It describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of history, commerce and politics.
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