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- xv, 572 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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- Contents: Introduction: Stylistic Evolution or Social Revolution? -- Pt. 1. College of Music: Coleman Hawkins and the Swing Era. 1. Progress and the Bean. 2. The Making of a Virtuoso. 3. Out of Step with Swing -- Pt. 2. Professionals After Hours: Young Black Musicians in the 1940s. 4. Spitballs and Tricky Riffs. 5. The Jazzman's True Academy. 6. Wartime Highs - and Lows -- Pt. 3. Taking Advantage of the Disadvantages: Bop Meets the Market. 7. Showcasing the Real Stuff. 8. The Rush to Record. 9. Eckstine and Herman: A Contrast in Fortunes. 10. Short Stay in the Sun -- Epilogue: Unfinished Business.Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-534), discographical references (p. 535-544), and index.Summary: Scott DeVeaux takes a central chapter in the history of jazz - the birth of bebop - and shows how our contemporary ideas of this uniquely American art form flow from that pivotal moment. At the same time, he provides an extraordinary view of the United States in the decades just prior to the civil rights movement.