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A Personal View of the Music

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520213609
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928985 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0003
A Personal View of the Music

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This chapter explores the colorful history of jazz. It pieces together the origins of great jazz recordings, hit songs, and important performances. Next, it takes a look at some of the popular jazz groups and singers, such as the 369th Infantry Jazz band, Spud Murphy, and Jack Teagarden. It also studies the first recorded hit of the jazz age and the world premiere of “Rhapsody in Blue.” The chapter also studies the development of recording technology by studying Dick Hyman's recording session, which included the direct-to-CD production of Dick Hyman Plays Duke Ellington.

Keywords: history of jazz; jazz recordings; jazz groups; jazz singers; 369th Infantry Jazz Band; Spud Murphy; Jack Teagarden; Rhapsody in Blue; direct-to-CD production; recording technology

Chapter.  11237 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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