Kansas City Jazz: A Little Evil Will Do You Good (Popular Music History) (Hardcover)

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Kansas City Jazz: A Little Evil Will Do You Good (Popular Music History) (Hardcover)

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The brand of jazz that developed in the Kansas City area in the period from the late 1920s to the late 1930s is recognised as both a distinct stylistic variation within the larger genre and a transitional stage between earlier forms of African-American music, such as ragtime and blues, and later, more modern forms, up to and including bebop. Kansas City's brand of jazz has been described as "the most straightforward and direct style which has been developed outside New Orleans," by Hughues Panassie and Madeleine Gautier in their Dictionary of Jazz. Kansas City jazz has inspired the creation of a museum and has been the subject of a feature-length film, Robert Altman's 1996 "Kansas City," and even a sentimental rock song, "Eternal Kansas City" by Van Morrison. The first comprehensive work on the subject in over 15 years, this book draws on new research to delve deeper into music of the American Midwest that evolved into Kansas City jazz, and includes profiles of individual musicians who developed very different styles within or beyond the framework of the sub-genre. Kansas City Jazz focuses on the broader themes and the stories of the major personalities whose individual talents came together to create the larger whole of Kansas City's distinctive brand of jazz.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800502826
ISBN-10: 1800502826
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st, 2023
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Popular Music History