Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

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This book willserve as the basic work on the rise and development of bop in jazz. Engendered by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, bebop, now known as bop, quickly became the most powerful musical force in modern jazz. Today it is still the main musical language of jazz musicians. Over a ten-year period, Ira Gitler interviewed more than 50 of the seminal figures in jazz history to preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late '30s and '40s into the modern jazz period. The ...

Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195050707

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Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195036640

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