Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz: The Bebop Years (Paperback)

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Drummin' Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz: The Bebop Years (Paperback)

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Burt Korall is widely recognized as the most authoritative writer on jazz drumming. His first book Drummin' Men--The Heartbeat of Jazz: The Swing Era is considered a classic. Now, in this exciting sequel, Korall offers a richly informative history of drumming in the Bebop era. Korall looks at this music through the eyes of the musicians themselves, covering a whole range of important jazz drummers, but focusing upon the most original and significant--principally Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, and Art Blakey. Korall provides a knowledgeable background about the history of bebop--and the unfortunate and almost universal heroin addiction that swept through the jazz world in the wake of Charlie Parker's habit. The book contains Korall's own memoir of nearly 50 years in the jazz world, linked by his narrative of the careers of these drummers and their place in the bebop jazz scene.
Burt Korall, himself a jazz drummer, is a music business veteran and jazz authority who has written on jazz for The New York Times, Village Voice, Modern Drummer, and a number of other jazz publications. He has been Director of Special Assignments at BMI and is currently founder and director of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. He lives in Mount Vernon, New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9780195176643
ISBN-10: 0195176642
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 29th, 2004
Pages: 308
Language: English