From the pages of such notable publications as Downbeat, Swing Music, Saturday Evening Post, and Fortune comes a collection of essays that truly illustrates the birth, adolescence, and maturation of jazz-the country's most influential contribution to the musical world. Hand picked by Ralph de Toledano, these writings give credence to the form's history and its parents. Aficianados, instrumentalists, and fans alike will find Frontiers of Jazz essential and enjoyable reading. Focusing on the roots of jazz, the writers of these pieces pinpoint sources in pre-Bach works such as classical harpsichord music as well as within the evolution of modern blues. But more than just as a point of style, the authors applaud the men and women who raised jazz from its infancy.
This copy published 1966.