Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers

By Marc Myers

Why Jazz Happened is the 1st complete social historical past of jazz. It offers an intimate and compelling examine the numerous forces that formed this so much American of paintings types and the various affects that gave upward thrust to jazz's post-war types. wealthy with the voices of musicians, manufacturers, promoters, and others at the scene in the course of the a long time following global struggle II, this ebook perspectives jazz's evolution throughout the prism of technological advances, social changes, alterations within the legislation, financial traits, and lots more and plenty more.
In an soaking up narrative enlivened via the observation of key personalities, Marc Myers describes the myriad of occasions and developments that affected the music's evolution, between them, the yankee Federation of Musicians strike within the early Nineteen Forties, alterations in radio and concert-promotion, the advent of the long-playing checklist, the suburbanization of l. a., the Civil Rights circulation, the "British invasion" and the increase of digital tools. This groundbreaking ebook deepens our appreciation of this track by way of deciding on some of the advancements outdoor of jazz itself that contributed so much to its texture, complexity, and growth.

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