Los Angeles's Central Avenue Jazz

Los Angeles's Central Avenue Jazz


From the overdue 1910s until eventually the early Fifties, a sequence of competitive segregation rules towards Los Angeles's swiftly increasing African American neighborhood inadvertently ended in the most culturally wealthy avenues within the usa. From Downtown l. a. to the principally undeveloped urban of Watts to the south, imperative street turned the heart of the West Coast jazz scene, nurturing homegrown abilities like Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon, and blood brother Collette whereas additionally webhosting numerous traveling jazz legends reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie vacation. Twenty-four hours an afternoon, the sound of reside jazz wafted out of nightclubs, eating places, inn lobbies, track colleges, and at any place else a jazz combination may well squeeze in its tools for almost 50 years, supporting to increase and outline the sound of America's maximum musical contribution.

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