Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

eBook - 2007
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The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and '40s, when swing was at its height. But as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost the spotlight once the bebop era began, they never really disappeared. Making the Scene challenges conventional jazz historiography by demonstrating the vital role of big bands in the ongoing development of jazz. Alex Stewart describes how jazz musicians have found big bands valuable. He explores the rich "rehearsal band" scene in New York and the rise of repertory orchestras. Making the Scene combine.
Publisher: CA : University of California Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781282358676
1282358677
9780520940161
0520940164
Characteristics: 1 online resource (420 pages)

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