Keeping time

readings in jazz history

By Walser, Robert

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ISBN
978-0-19509-172-4
Publisher
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 1998

These two compilations take very different approaches to understanding jazz. Keeping Time is a fairly traditional documentary history, using newspaper and magazine articles, interviews, and excerpts from autobiographies and secondary accounts. After explaining the early years of the music, Walser, chair of musicology at UCLA, provides fascinating material dealing with the jazz age in the 1920s, swing in the Thirties, and bebop in the Forties. The book is less convincing on the hard-bop 1950s, provides very little information on the avant-garde in the next decade, and largely ignores S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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