Origins and Evolution
New Orleans Style
By Daniel Hardie
anonymous pioneers presumably Negro for the most part, who gave impetus
to the Americanisation process remain
shadows on daguerreotypes that have yielded their image to time. They are
of a period of popular music and
dance that deserves the sort of contemplative
study that would go beyond research to imaginative reconstruction
on archaeological study.” - Alex Wilder
the Lost History of Jazz:
night around 1897 they say Buddy Bolden stood up in the Globe Hall Dance
Hall in Downtown New Orleans and played the first hot blues. It was
not until 1917 that the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first jazz
recording. By 1927 after becoming the popular hit music of the Jazz Age
what we now call Classic Jazz was giving way to a new type of hot music
- big band Swing."Exploring EarlyJazz:
The Origins and Evolution of the New Orleans Style"tells
the story of the hectic thirty years during which the basic jazz of Buddy
Bolden developed into Classic Jazz and then passed into history. It uncovers
the music of the twenty hidden years before the first recordings began
to appear. It is also the saga of the first jazz bands, their struggle
to adapt to the changing demands of their audiences and the impetus they
gave to the roaring twenties.
Table of Contents includes:
were the first Jazz Bands?
Who were their leaders?
What did they play?
Where did they play?
How did they play?
What was their legacy?
will you find in the book?
of Jazz History
Part I Discovering Early Jazz contains
the following chapters:
Part II Performance Styles and Social
Recovering the Lost Years
2. Music in New Orleans Before
3. Buddy Bolden and the Birth of Jazz
Jazz Bands of the Bolden Era
Ratty Music and Hot Ragtime
The Dawn of the Jazz Age
Classic Jazz and Golden Discs
New Orleans Jazz
Early Bands and Their Music
Authentic Instrumentation and
Early Jazz Bands
Recreating the Music
Legendary New Orleans and Early
The Life Story of Early Jazz
I Chronological List of Bands
II A Pocket History of Early Jazz
To Read a Review of this book
Hardie’s previous work“The Loudest Trumpet :Buddy Bolden and the Early
History of Jazz”, the story of the music of the first jazz band leader
Buddy Bolden, was published by iUniverse in 2000. He has also published
a number of books and journal articles in the field of Maritime History.
He is a former jazz clarinet player and lover of old time jazz. He is a
member of the Royal Australian Historical Society and a former member of
the Board of Directors of the Sydney Maritime Museum. He is also a maritime
painter and has exhibited paintings of heritage maritime subjects in Sydney
and other major Australian cities. He lives in that city with his wife
and has two grown daughters. Click
here to go to a review of the Loudest Trumpet and visit the Loudest
Trumpet web page.
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