Journals Higher Education

$41.95

Hardcover

12 May 2005

400 Pages | 47 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195161311


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Pioneers of Jazz

The Story of the Creole Band

Lawrence Gushee

Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The Creole Band has not heretofore been recognized for its unique importance. But in his monumental, careful research, jazz scholar Lawrence Gushee firmly establishes the group's central role in jazz history.

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