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Bugle

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘bugle’ comes from the Latin buculus, meaning ‘bullock’ or ‘steer.’ From simple bovine origins as a hunting instrument, it quickly became a signaling device of tower watchmen, shepherds and soldiers. In the Renaissance, the bugle...

Gene Krupa

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...With an outlandish performative style and the chops to back it up, Gene Krupa rose within the jazz world to become one of the first star drummers. He was born in Chicago in 1909. Krupa’s father, a Polish immigrant, had dreams of his son...

Boston, MA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 589,141 (2000); metropolitan area – 5,828,000 (1997) Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts, located on a peninsula on the northeast coast of the United States, 218 miles (348...

Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Jazz emerged as a distinct musical form in the United States in the early decades of the twentieth century and is primarily of African-American origin. Its early influences are held to encompass elements of African and European music...