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Ebook Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers read! Book Title: Why Jazz Happened
The author of the book: Marc Myers
Edition: University of California Press
Date of issue: December 10th 2012
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.81 MB
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Reader ratings: 4.8
ISBN: 0520953983
ISBN 13: 9780520953987
Language: English

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"Why Jazz Happened" is the first comprehensive social history of jazz. It provides an intimate and compelling look 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. Rich with the voices of musicians, producers, promoters, and others on the scene during the decades following World War II, this book views jazz s evolution through the prism of technological advances, social transformations, changes in the law, economic trends, and much more. In an absorbing narrative enlivened by the commentary of key personalities, Marc Myers describes the myriad of events and trends that affected the music's evolution, among them, the American Federation of Musicians strike in the early 1940s, changes in radio and concert-promotion, the introduction of the long-playing record, the suburbanization of Los Angeles, the Civil Rights movement, the British invasion and the rise of electronic instruments. This groundbreaking book deepens our appreciation of this music by identifying many of the developments outside of jazz itself that contributed most to its texture, complexity, and growth.


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Ebook Why Jazz Happened read Online! Marc Myers is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, where he writes about rock, soul and jazz, as well as the arts.


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