Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 April 2010

400 Pages | 47 halftones & line illus

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

ISBN: 9780199732333

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Pioneers of Jazz

The Story of the Creole Band

Lawrence Gushee

  • The Creole Band has unique significance as the first jazz band, those who initially brought authentic jazz to the nation as a whole.
  • Their story has never before been told. The formidable jazz scholar Lawrence Gushee has conducted prodigious research to bring the Creole Band's history to light.
  • The book provides the crucial link between jazz's origins in New Orleans and the beginning of its dissemination across the country in the years 1914 to 1918.
  • Author Lawrence Gushee has conducted massive research to recreate its story.
  • The book will appeal to fans of early jazz and record collectors; students and historians of American music; tourists and visitors to New Orleans.
  • Includes many never before published photos.

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