The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing

The Jazz of the Southwest An Oral History of Western Swing In this book Jean A Boyd explores the origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz She focuses in particular on the performers who made the music drawing o

  • Title: The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing
  • Author: Jean A. Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780292708600
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this book, Jean A Boyd explores the origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz She focuses in particular on the performers who made the music, drawing on personal interviews with some fifty living western swing musicians From pioneers such as Cliff Bruner and Eldon Shamblin to current performers such as Johnny Gimble, theIn this book, Jean A Boyd explores the origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz She focuses in particular on the performers who made the music, drawing on personal interviews with some fifty living western swing musicians From pioneers such as Cliff Bruner and Eldon Shamblin to current performers such as Johnny Gimble, the musicians make important connections between the big band swing jazz they heard on the radio and the western swing they created and played across the Southwest from Texas to California.

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    1. I've been a Western Swing fan for perhaps 45 years and have at least 3,000 recordings. This book by a college professor of music is a bit more technical than I can understand, but nonetheless very interesting and fun to read while listening to songs and artists she is discussing. I heard much more in listening to some of the tunes with earphones than I had noticed before, even though I may have heard the songs a dozen (or more) times. Will probably go back and continue to listen and read until t [...]

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