Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz, 1954-65 (A Michael Neugebauer Book) by Kenny Mathieson
ISBN: 1841952397
ISBN13: 978-1841952390
Author: Kenny Mathieson
Title: Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz, 1954-65 (A Michael Neugebauer Book)
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Publisher: Canongate U.S.; Main edition (March 27, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub version: 1812 kb
Size PDF version: 1360 kb
Categoty: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music

Cookin' examines the birth and development of two of the key jazz styles of the postwar era, hard bop and its offshoot soul jazz. Hard bop was the most exciting jazz style of its day, and remains at the core of the modern-jazz mainstream even now. It drew on the twin poles of bebop and the blues for its foundation, spiced up with gospel, Latin, and rhythm-and-blues influences. It is characterized by greater technical proficiency as well as more elaborate harmonic structures. The work looks at the founding fathers of the form, Art Blakey and Horace Silver, and goes on to trace the music and its performers through its peak decade. The second installment of Kenny Mathieson's series of jazz histories provides a fine overview to one of the most exciting periods in the music's development and features profiles of Cannonball Adderley, Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, and J.J. Johnson, among others. "Mathieson writes well, and his insights into the music are keen." -- Jazz Times "This book will make readers want to return to ... the recordings which the author describes in clear and enthusiastic terms." -- Jazz Journal International

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