American Music: A Panorama, Concise

American Music: A Panorama, Concise

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This concise, accessible book describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock--that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, the author delivers a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive--a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to Americaa€™s shores. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Hard Bop and Funk In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a reaction to the restraint of cool jazz in the form of a€œhard bop. ... This is illustrated in a€œNowa#39;s the Timea€ ( 1964), by a quartet that includes Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and Herbie Hancock on piano. ... It represented a new venture for jazz, both harmonically and structurally, in that it no longer used the chord progressions of standard tunes as the basis foranbsp;...

Title:American Music: A Panorama, Concise
Author: Lorenzo Candelaria
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01

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