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Author Myers, Marc, 1956-
Title Why jazz happened / Marc Myers.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2013.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3508 .M94 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 267 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Record Giants Blink -- DJs, Promoters, and Bebop -- G.I. Bill and Cool -- Speed War, Tape, and Solos -- Suburbia and West Coast Jazz -- BMI, R&B, and Hard Bop -- Bias, Africa, and Spiritual Jazz -- Invasion and Jazz-Pop -- Alienation and the Avant-Garde -- Lights, Volume, and Fusion -- Jazz Hangs On -- Notes -- Index.
Summary A comprehensive social history looks 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.
Subject Jazz -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0520268784 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520268784 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard # 40021587887
OCLC number 785873726