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Vibraphone

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The vibraphone (‘vibraharp’ or ‘vibes’) is a tuned percussion instrument that was invented in the United States in the early twentieth century. It was developed from a ‘steel marimba,’ a novelty instrument in which a marimba’s traditional...
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...The unique performativity and sound of Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet playing changed the course of bebop and modern jazz. Born in South Carolina in 1917, Gillespie had taught himself how to play trumpet and trombone by the age of twelve...

—Vogue (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Vogue was established by Léon Cabat, Albert Ferreri and Charles Delaunay in 1947. It was one of the first French record companies to centralize all aspects of production: recording, pressing and issuing. From the beginning, Vogue...

The Beginning of Bop

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...This essay has appeared under a number of different headings since its debut in print. As independent Beat scholar Dave Moore explains: ‘The original title of the piece was “The Beginning of Bop”, published in Escapade magazine, April 1959....

Third Stream

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Third Stream was the name given to an idiom that developed in the 1950s out of attempts to integrate techniques of jazz improvisation and those of classical composition. In the early to mid-1950s, many West Coast and cool jazz musicians...

Swing Music and Big-Band Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Swing music played by big bands was one of the most durable, visible and commercially successful genres of twentieth-century American popular music. A style of jazz played in ensembles of approximately 12–18 musicians, characterized...

Latin Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Latin jazz is a genre of music that blends United States jazz performance, instrumentation and aesthetics with Cuban popular and sacred music percussion instruments, rhythms and improvisation styles. While the term can designate a broad...

Southeastern States

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 27,000,000 (2000) The southeastern seaboard states of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia have both topography and history in common. Their Atlantic coastlines are flat, with many inland and coastal waterways,...

Bebop (Bop)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Bebop, sometimes referred to as bop, was an influential jazz style that emerged in the early 1940s. It was particularly associated with African-American musicians, prominent among whom were trumpeter John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, alto...

Cuba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 11,237,000 (2001) The Republic of Cuba, the largest country in the Caribbean, is located at the western end of the region, in the Greater Antilles. It is strategically situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico...