This book is a very well documented & intelligent appraisal of part of America's dance heritage. The authors traces jazz from its African origins & follows it through to the present day. The book traces the great performers & describes their styles. It even offers dance notation scripts of the famous jazz steps. Contents: (Main headings only) ? Prologue ? Introduction ? Prehistory ? Beginnings ? The vernacular ? Tin Pan alley & song lyrics ? Broadway & the reviewers ? Technique: Pioneers, innovators, & stylists ? Specialties ? Acrobatics ? The class acts ? The jitterbug ? Requiem ? Selected bibliography ? Appendices ? Index
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The late Marshall Stearns was author of The Story of Jazz, and was the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and Institute of Jazz Studies. He was also a professor of English at Hunger College in New York and a medieval literature scholar. He died in 1966 while completing his book Jazz Dance co-authored by his wife Jean. Jean Stearns, is an authority on jazz and assisted her late husband Marshall in researching and writing Jazz Dance.
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028725107
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0028725107