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The Resource "Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz, John Howland

"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz, John Howland

Label
"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz
Title
"Ellington uptown"
Title remainder
Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz
Statement of responsibility
John Howland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the early decades of the twentieth century symphonic jazz involved an expansive family of music that emulated, paralleled, and intersected the jazz tradition. Though now largely forgotten, symphonic jazz was both a popular music--arranging tradition and a repertory of hybrid concert works, both of which reveled in the mildly irreverent interbreeding of white and black and high and low music. While the roots of symphonic jazz can be traced to certain black ragtime orchestras of the teens, the idiom came to maturation in the music of 1920s white dance bands. Through a close examination of the music of Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson, Ellington Uptown uncovers compositions that have usually fallen in the cracks between concert music, jazz, and popular music. It also places the concert works of these two iconic figures in context through an investigation both of related compositions by black and white peers and of symphonic jazz--style arrangements from a diverse number of early sound films, Broadway musicals, Harlem nightclub floor shows, and select interwar radio programs. Both Ellington and Johnson were part of a close-knit community of several generations of Harlem musicians. Older figures like Will Marion Cook, Will Vodery, W.C. Handy, and James Reese Europe were the generation of black musicians that initially broke New York entertainment's racial barriers in the first two decades of the century. By the 1920s, Cook, Vodery, and Handy had become mentors to Harlem's younger musicians. This generational connection is a key for understanding Johnson's and Ellington's ambitions to use the success of Harlem's white-oriented entertainment trade as a springboard for establishing a black concert music tradition based on Harlem jazz and popular music
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DLC
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Howland, John Louis
Dewey number
781.65/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3518
LC item number
.H68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jazz perspectives
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  • Ellington, Duke
  • Johnson, James P.
  • Big band music
  • Jazz
Label
"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz, John Howland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Clorindy to Carnegie Hall : the Harlem entertainment community -- Jazz rhapsodies in black and white : James P. Johnson's Yamekraw -- "The blues get glorified" : Harlem entertainment, Negro nuances, and black symphonic jazz -- Ellingtonian extended composition and the symphonic jazz model -- "Harlem love song" : the symphonic aspirations of James P. Johnson, 1930-1945 -- "Carnegie blues" and the symphonic Ellington -- Conclusion : the legacy of Harlem's concert jazz
Control code
320427288
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472116058
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008032105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)320427288
Label
"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz, John Howland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Clorindy to Carnegie Hall : the Harlem entertainment community -- Jazz rhapsodies in black and white : James P. Johnson's Yamekraw -- "The blues get glorified" : Harlem entertainment, Negro nuances, and black symphonic jazz -- Ellingtonian extended composition and the symphonic jazz model -- "Harlem love song" : the symphonic aspirations of James P. Johnson, 1930-1945 -- "Carnegie blues" and the symphonic Ellington -- Conclusion : the legacy of Harlem's concert jazz
Control code
320427288
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472116058
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008032105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)320427288

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