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Jazz Italian Style

£17.99

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Jazz Italian Style, from its origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra. Hardback in dust jacket. Cambridge University Press, 2017

Jazz Italian Style explores a complex era in music history, when politics and popular culture collided with national identity and technology. When jazz arrived in Italy at the conclusion of World War I, it quickly became part of the local music culture. In Italy, thanks to the gramophone and radio, many Italian listeners paid little attention to a performer's national and ethnic identity. Nick LaRocca (Italian-American), Gorni Kramer (Italian), the Trio Lescano (Jewish-Dutch), and Louis Armstrong (African-American), to name a few, all found equal footing in the Italian soundscape. The book reveals how Italians made jazz their own, and how, by the mid-1930s, a genre of jazz distinguishable from American varieties and supported by Mussolini began to flourish in Northern Italy and in its turn influenced Italian-American musicians. Most importantly, the book recovers a lost repertoire and an array of musicians whose stories and performances are compelling and well worth remembering.

Very good condition book with some creases to page corners (folded corners). Dust jacket is like new.

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Author(s):
Celenza, Anna Harwell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 cm x 25 cm, 7 in x 10 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1107169771
ISBN-13:
9781107169777
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Jazz Italian Style

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Jazz Italian Style, from its origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra. Hardback in dust jacket. Cambridge University Press, 2017

Jazz Italian Style explores a complex era in music history, when politics and popular culture collided with national identity and technology. When jazz arrived in Italy at the conclusion of World War I, it quickly became part of the local music culture. In Italy, thanks to the gramophone and radio, many Italian listeners paid little attention to a performer's national and ethnic identity. Nick LaRocca (Italian-American), Gorni Kramer (Italian), the Trio Lescano (Jewish-Dutch), and Louis Armstrong (African-American), to name a few, all found equal footing in the Italian soundscape. The book reveals how Italians made jazz their own, and how, by the mid-1930s, a genre of jazz distinguishable from American varieties and supported by Mussolini began to flourish in Northern Italy and in its turn influenced Italian-American musicians. Most importantly, the book recovers a lost repertoire and an array of musicians whose stories and performances are compelling and well worth remembering.

Very good condition book with some creases to page corners (folded corners). Dust jacket is like new.

Author(s):
Celenza, Anna Harwell
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18 cm x 25 cm, 7 in x 10 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1107169771
ISBN-13:
9781107169777
Number of pages:
255
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Jazz Italian Style

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