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Why Jazz Happened - by Marc Myers (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 267

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: Genres & Styles

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: University of California Press

Book theme: Jazz

Author: Marc Myers

Language: English

TCIN: 79377861
UPC: 9780520268784
Item Number (DPCI): 247-33-2944


"Why Jazz Happened is a fantastic, eye-opening unfolding of the music and musicians who developed this spell-binding art between World War II and Watergate. Marc Myers shatters myths here, and treats jazz history like an epic saga. I lived and breathed this period during my extensive career in jazz, and this book brings a new perspective to the music's golden era."--Creed Taylor, multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz producer

Marc Myers's Why Jazz Happened is the first wide-ranging social history of jazz, a highly original attempt to portray and understand the music's evolution by looking at it through the prism of non-musical historic events. The result is a book that will shape the way all subsequent commentators think and write about jazz history.--Terry Teachout, author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

"For newcomers to jazz and the global audience for whom this music is a vital part of their lives, Marc Myers has written a deeply illuminating and engaging portrait of the essence of jazz. He writes from the inside of jazz--the experiences of the musicians themselves, on the stand and in their own lives. This book is full of surprises. I lived and wrote during much of this period, but I found here a lot that I didn't know.--Nat Hentoff, author of At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene
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