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West Coast Jazz

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In West Coast Jazz, Ted Gioia provides the definitive account of this rich, evocative music. Drawing on years of research and numerous first-hand interviews, Gioia tells the full story of West Coast jazz, from its early stirrings after World War II to its decline after 1960. He traces its growth from its origins on Central Avenue, the heart of LA's post-war black culture, "an elongated Harlem set down by the Pacific, " where hotels such as the Dunbar (where Jack Johnson opened a nightclub) and nightspots such as the Club Alabam and The Downbeat attracted the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and any number of visiting jazz luminaries.

Gioia not only provides colourful portraits of leading jazz figures--such as Dexter Gordon, a stoop to his walk, carrying his tenor in a sack under his arm--and thoughtful commentary on their music, but he also discusses many unsung figures as well. Perhaps most important, though, is his lengthy look at Dave Brubeck

Published by University of California Press 1998
Softback in very good condition

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Author(s):
Ted Gioia
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st 1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520217292
ISBN-13:
9780520217294
Number of pages:
418
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
West Coast Jazz

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In West Coast Jazz, Ted Gioia provides the definitive account of this rich, evocative music. Drawing on years of research and numerous first-hand interviews, Gioia tells the full story of West Coast jazz, from its early stirrings after World War II to its decline after 1960. He traces its growth from its origins on Central Avenue, the heart of LA's post-war black culture, "an elongated Harlem set down by the Pacific, " where hotels such as the Dunbar (where Jack Johnson opened a nightclub) and nightspots such as the Club Alabam and The Downbeat attracted the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and any number of visiting jazz luminaries.

Gioia not only provides colourful portraits of leading jazz figures--such as Dexter Gordon, a stoop to his walk, carrying his tenor in a sack under his arm--and thoughtful commentary on their music, but he also discusses many unsung figures as well. Perhaps most important, though, is his lengthy look at Dave Brubeck

Published by University of California Press 1998
Softback in very good condition

Author(s):
Ted Gioia
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st 1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520217292
ISBN-13:
9780520217294
Number of pages:
418
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
West Coast Jazz

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