Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State
University of Texas Press, 2009 M12 3 - 256 páginas
Jazz is one of America's greatest gifts to the arts, and native Texas musicians have played a major role in the development of jazz from its birth in ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie to its most contemporary manifestation in free jazz. Dave Oliphant began the fascinating story of Texans and jazz in his acclaimed book Texan Jazz, published in 1996. Continuing his riff on this intriguing musical theme, Oliphant uncovers in this new volume more of the prolific connections between Texas musicians and jazz.
Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State presents sixteen published and previously unpublished essays on Texans and jazz. Oliphant celebrates the contributions of such vital figures as Eddie Durham, Kenny Dorham, Leo Wright, and Ornette Coleman. He also takes a fuller look at Western Swing through Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies and a review of Duncan McLean's Lone Star Swing. In addition, he traces the relationship between British jazz criticism and Texas jazz and defends the reputation of Texas folklorist Alan Lomax as the first biographer of legendary jazz pianist-composer Jelly Roll Morton. In other essays, Oliphant examines the links between jazz and literature, including fiction and poetry by Texas writers, and reveals the seemingly unlikely connection between Texas and Wisconsin in jazz annals. All the essays in this book underscore the important parts played by Texas musicians in jazz history and the significance of Texas to jazz, as also demonstrated by Oliphant's reviews of the Ken Burns PBS series on jazz and Alfred Appel Jr.'s Jazz Modernism.
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... ORNETTE COLEMAN'S HARMOLODIC LIFE 121 8 THEALCHEMYOFJAZZ 113 7 JAZZ IN LITERATURE 99 6 THE WISCONSIN-TEXAS JAZZ NEXUS 81 5 BRITISH ACOLYTES OF JAZZ AND ITS TEXAS CONTINGENT 61 4 TEXAS BEBOP MESSENGERS TO THE WORLD: Kenny Dorham and ...
Kenny Dorham, born in tiny Post Oak in 1924, would become one of the preeminent bebop trumpeters of the late 1940s and of the hard bop movement of the 1950s. Indeed, during every period of jazz history, Texans have played important ...
... attention that continues to be paid to Jack Teagarden, who has been called by critic Gary Giddins “the best trombone 2 player in the world.” Born six miles from the town of Fairfield, Kenny Dorham ...
Born six miles from the town of Fairfield, Kenny Dorham (1924–1972) was introduced to jazz through his pianist sister, who commented to their parents that KD would one day be a great musician like Louis Armstrong 3 because he “jumps ...
If Teagarden, Dorham, and Giuffre were mavericks, Ornette Coleman (b. ... from the bebop and hard bop of Kenny Dorham and Red Garland, to the Third Stream of Jimmy Giuffre and the harmolodics of Ornette Coleman, America's world-class ...
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11 A TEXAS TAKE ON KEN BURNSS JAZZ
12 SWINGING THROUGH TEXAS ON A SCOTTISH AIR
13 THE BIRTH OF WESTERN SWING
Untangling the Legacy of Jelly Roll Morton and Alan Lomax
15 DISCOGRAPHIES AND TEXAN JAZZ
16 SAN MARCOS IN JAZZ HISTORY
9 ORNETTE COLEMANS HARMOLODIC LIFE
10 A JAZZ MASTERS DIAMOND JUBILEE