Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz Happened

Marc Myers


Why Jazz Happened is the 1st entire social background of jazz. It presents an intimate and compelling examine the various forces that formed this such a lot American of artwork types and the various affects that gave upward push to jazz’s post-war types. wealthy with the voices of musicians, manufacturers, promoters, and others at the scene in the course of the many years following international struggle II, this publication perspectives jazz’s evolution in the course of the prism of technological advances, social differences, adjustments within the legislation, financial developments, and lots more and plenty more.

In an soaking up narrative enlivened via the observation of key personalities, Marc Myers describes the myriad of occasions and traits that affected the music's evolution, between them, the yankee Federation of Musicians strike within the early Nineteen Forties, alterations in radio and concert-promotion, the creation of the long-playing list, the suburbanization of la, the Civil Rights flow, the “British invasion” and the increase of digital tools. This groundbreaking e-book deepens our appreciation of this track via settling on the various advancements outdoor of jazz itself that contributed such a lot to its texture, complexity, and growth.

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