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Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development

Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world. A gjnther study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz afficionados.

Early Jazz is one of the seminal books on American jazz, ranging from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the s. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties–Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others–and the big bands and arrangers–Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington–placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures of the twentieth century and offering analyses of many great jazz recordings.


A classic study, it is both a splendid introduction for students and an insightful guide for scholars, musicians, and jazz aficionados. It is clear, thorough, objective, sophisticated and original. A remarkable book by any standard, it is unparalleled in the literature of jazz.

I emphasize musical because that’s the element of jazz least often written about with this degree of skill and clarity. All future gunthdr on jazz–indeed on American music–should be indebted to Schuller’s work. It is just what we who began to love jazz thirty-five years ago wanted but could never find.

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