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The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History Paperback – Illustrated, March 29, 1999

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A "fine history of jazz." --The Economist

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"Authoritative and engrossing—the inside story, full of fascinating insights."—Sonny Rollins

"Moving far beyond the old revolution-evolution paradigms, DeVeaux . . . demonstrates how the creators of this music negotiated a position on the shifting terrain of the American cultural landscape during World War II. In the process he provides a new model for how jazz history might be written."—Mark Tucker, author of Ellington: The Early Years

"A work of scholarship as dizzying as bop itself. Deeply knowing and thrillingly written, The Birth of Bebop is nothing less than the most commanding work ever on its subject. DeVeaux is the Bud Powell of jazz historians."—David Hajdu, author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn

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  • Item Weight : 1.82 pounds
  • Paperback : 587 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0520216652
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0520216655
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : University of California Press; First Edition (March 29, 1999)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 14 ratings