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Published: 19 December 1991

944 Pages | 34 b/w illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195071405

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The Swing Era

The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945

Gunther Schuller

The History of Jazz

Continuing where the the acclaimed first volume left off, The Swing Era focuses on that 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's thorough scholarship, critical perceptions, and great love and respect for jazz puts this well-remembered era of American music into new and revealing perspective.

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