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The Swing Era - The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945


919 pages
Oxford University Press

Contains many musical examples.

The second volume of Gunther Schuller's monumental study of jazz, 'the swing era' focuses on the extraordinary period in American musical history-1933 to 1945-when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music, its social dances and musical entertainment.
The book covers immense ground in fascinating detail and is filled with illuminating portraits of jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.

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