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Jazz West Coast the Los Angeles jazz scene of the 1950s by Robert Gordon

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Published by Quartet in London .
Written in English


  • Jazz music -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statement(Robert Gordon).
LC ClassificationsML3508
The Physical Object
Pagination242p., (8)p. of plates :
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21636627M
ISBN 100704301296

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  Reviews "A book that desperately needed to be written and has turned out to be a surprise landmark and masterpiece." --Bruce and Joel Klauber, Jazziz "Gioia writes with the musical knowledge of a jazzman and the immediacy of a reporter, in language that has a casual grace." --Bill Kisliuk, San Francisco Review of Books "Ted Gioia is very much a West Coast . Jazz» Cool» West Coast Jazz An occasional nickname for cool since some of the key pacesetters were centered in Los Angeles, West Coast Jazz evolved directly from bop in the late '40s and '50s. Essentially, it was a mixture of bop with certain aspects of swing that had been overlooked or temporarily discarded. West Coast jazz refers to styles of jazz that developed in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the s. West Coast jazz is often seen as a subgenre of cool jazz, which consisted of a calmer style than bebop or hard music relied relatively more on composition and arrangement than on the individually improvised playing of other jazz tic origins: Bebop, swing, classical. West Coast Jazz is a album by Stan Getz accompanied by a quartet including trumpeter Conte Candoli. Getz recorded the album in California, where he was filming parts for The Benny Goodman Story, and appearing for a week at the nightclub Zardi's musicians that accompanied him at Zardi's were chosen by Getz to make this album with : Jazz.

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