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Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture

Author: Gabbard, Krin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

List Price:$25.00
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Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture : Hotter Than That is a cultural history of the trumpet from its origins in ancient Egypt to its role in royal courts and on battlefields, and ultimately to its stunning appropriation by great jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. The book also looks at how trumpets have been manufactured over the centuries and at the price that artists have paid for devoting their bodies and souls to this most demanding of instruments. In the course of tracing the trumpet's evolution both as an instrument and as the primary vehicle for jazz in America, Krin Gabbard also meditates on its importance for black male sexuality and its continuing reappropriation by white culture.

Category   Subject
Music   History & Criticism
Music   Jazz

ISBN 13:9780571211999
ISBN 10:0571211992
Size:8.20" l x 5.50" w x 1.20" h
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