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The Birth Of jazz

  The Birth Of Jazz:

  Reviving the Music  of the Bolden Era

                                    by Daniel Hardie

                                             ISBNo:0-595-42555-0
Published by iUniverse 2006


 They were dancin' to the new fangled 'swing music' at the  Economy Hall in New  Orleans in 1903. It was a very rough place 'nobody took their hatsEconomy or Cheapskate Hall off'. (Somebody said that was so they could get away quickly if trouble broke out.) They were dancin' to the orchestra of Buddy 'King' Bolden - the latest hot ticket band playing syncopation. Buddy Bolden was born in 1877 and by the time he was twenty he was leading the first band to play jazz and the hot blues. Since then his combination of street songs and popular music has become a worldwide phenomenon.
They say  his band made a wax cylinder recording before 1900 but it has never been  found.

But what was the music like?
 
What dances were they doing?
How hot was the first jazz?
 
Was it like ragtime?

What is in the Book?

The gripping story of the beginnings of jazz and its creators, The Birth Of Jazz: Reviving the Music  of the Bolden Era describes music in New Orleans before the birth of jazz and shows when and how the music changed. It explains what music the first jazz bands played and who their audiences were. It details how the author applied the results of his research to recreating the lost sounds of Elemental Jazz. It also contains performance guide for musicians wanting to play in the early jazz style.

In The Birth Of Jazz: Reviving the Music  of the Bolden Era  you will find descriptions of his music and his times, and the story of the author's  bid  to recreate  this first jazz  music with contemporary instruments in the style of the times. You will read of Coon Songs, of Hot Quadrilles, of Vernacular Bawdy Songs, of Elemental Jazz and of The Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra.

The List of Contents includes
the following chapter headings:

1  New Orleans and the Birth of Jazz
2  The Social Dance Evening
3  The Creators of Jazz
4  The Repertoire Part 1-
    Popular Songs and Rags
5  The Repertoire Part 2
      Black  Vernacular Songs
       and Blues
6  How They Played
7  Reconstructing Elemental Jazz
8  Not Quite  Ragtime
9  Historically Informed Performance
10  The Heritage of Elemental Jazz
11  Revivals in Retrospect

Appendix 1 Jelly Roll Morton’s demonstration of La Praline Quadrille
Appendix 2  A Guide to the Performance of Early Jazz
          Bibliography
Index


Reviving the Music

In 2004 Daniel Hardie established a repertory orchestra to perform jazz asThe Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra
it was during its first ten years (1897/1907) Information about  the Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra and its music can be accessed at the Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra Website

The Story of Buddy Bolden is told in The Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and The Early History of Jazz by Daniel Hardie at the Loudest Trumpet Webpage. Other books by the author can be viewed via the Home Page

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