Swing That Music

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$16.65
UPC:
9780306805448
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Da Capo Press (August 1993)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
208
Shipping Weight:
10.6 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
7.3 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
ISBN-10:
0306805448
ISBN-13:
978-0306805448
Author:
Louis Armstrong

Product Overview

Not only biography, but also one of the earliest American attempts to trace the development of jazz.--from the foreword by Dan MorgensternThe first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong'sSwing That Musicis a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of a different nature and scope than that of his other, later autobiography,Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans(also published by Da Capo).Satchmocovers in intimate detail Armstrong's life until his 1922 move to Chicago; butSwing That Musicalso covers his days on Chicago's South Side with "King" Oliver, his courtship and marriage to Lil Hardin, his 1929 move to New York, the formation of his own band, his European tours, and his international success. One of the most earnest justifications ever written for the new style of music then called "swing" but more broadly referred to as "Jazz,"Swing That Musicis a biography, a history, and an entertainment that really "swings.

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