Jazz Style In Kansas City And The Southwest

Author: Ross Russell
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: southwest, city, kansas, style, jazz
Number of Pages: 356
Published: 1983
ISBN-10: 0520047850
ISBN-13: 9780520047853

Book Description:

From the twenties through the forties, Kansas City was the jazz city. Lester Young, Jack Teagarden, Count Basie, Ben Webster, Charlie Christian, Mary Lou Williams, and Charlie Parker are just a few of the jazz luminaries discussed in Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest, the essential account of the evolution of the Kansas City style from its ragtime roots to the birth of bebop. Book jacket.


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