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Jazz in American Culture
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ivan R Dee
Publication date April 1, 1998
Pages 199
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781566631433
ISBN-10 1566631432
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
Looks at ragtime, swing, cool jazz, bop, fusion, and avant-garde jazz
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This history of jazz, spanning the twentieth century, is the first to place it within the broad context of American culture. Burton Peretti argues persuasively that this distinctive American music has been a key thread in the tapestry of the nation's culture. The music itself, its players and its audience, and the critical debates it has prompted, tell us much about changes in American life since 1910. Mr. Peretti traces the emergence of jazz out of ragtime during a time of tumultuous growth of cites and industries. In the 1920s jazz flourished and symbolized the cultural struggle between modernists and traditionalists. As American sought reassurance and self-esteem during the Great Depression, jazz reached new levels of sophistication in the Swing Era. World War II encouraged rapid changes in popular tastes, and in the postwar decades jazz became both a voice of a globally dominant America and an avant-garde music reflecting social and political turmoil. Today, Mr. Peretti concludes, jazz symbolizes important cultural trends and enjoys a new prestige in a complex musical scene. Jazz in American Culture tells a peculiarly American story, evaluating the music as well as those who created it, and opening new perspectives on our cultural history.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781566631426
 
from Ivan R Dee (April 1, 1997)
9781566631426 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.50
About: Looks at ragtime, swing, cool jazz, bop, fusion, and avant-garde jazz
Paperback
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from Ivan R Dee (April 1, 1998)
9781566631433 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Looks at ragtime, swing, cool jazz, bop, fusion, and avant-garde jazz

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