|Title:||Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture|
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|Publisher:||Faber & Faber; 1st edition (October 28, 2008)|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -232) and index. How Buddy Bolden blew his brains out (but not before he changed the music forever) - From the Pyramids to New Orleans : the trumpet before jazz - Louis Armstrong's beam of lyrical sound - Bending brass : the art of the trumpet maker and my romance with the equipment - Caution : the trumpet may be hazardous to your health - Miles runs the voodoo down. Includes bibliographical references (p.
Hotter Than That book.
This is the smartest book about a single musical instrument that I’ve ever read. Like Miles Davis, who attended Juilliard and apprenticed with Charlie Parker, Krin Gabbard turns his immense learning into lines that are quick, witty, and irresistibly alluring. Robert G. O’Meally, founder of The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. Part of the Melville Library Author Series. Date: Wednesday, September 23 at 12:45 . Location: Javits Room (2nd floor of the Melville Library) Sponsor: University Libraries.
In Hotter Than That, Gabbard writes through jazz toward the wonder and complexity of human achievement, and with wit and grace, reminds us that through music, we can discover love, and through love, we discover the world. George E. Lewis,Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University. This is the smartest book about a single musical instrument that I've ever read. Would jazz exist without the trumpet? The instrument defines the art, as Krin Gabbard demonstrates in this revelatory book. His instrument is an uncommonly keen, probing mind, and, with it, Gabbard redefines the art of jazz. As he has done before, Krin Gabbard has written a book with a vision that is neither mine nor anyone elses's. It is more than unique or exotic. There is always substance to his overview and that substance brings authority, whether you agree with his point of view or not.
A swinging cultural history of the instrument that in many ways defined a century The twentieth century was barely under way when the grandson of a slave picked up a trumpet and transformed American culture.
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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.
The book is not about American culture. In Gabbard’s telling, African-American trumpeters, living under racist oppression, were only able to express their masculinity through their instruments. He doesn’t take this argument very far. It does provide him an excuse to delve into Bolden, Armstrong and Davis’ personal lives, however, and to devote a chapter to a jazz trumpeters’ version of Hollywood Babylon.
The twentieth century was barely under way when the grandson of a slave picked up a trumpet and transformed American culture. Because it could make more noise than just about anything, the trumpet had been much more declarative than musical for most of its history. Around 1900, however, Buddy Bolden made the trumpet declare in brand-new ways. He may even have invented jazz, or something very much like it.
Journal of Jazz Studies. Open Journal Systems. Unforgivable Whiteness.