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Modal Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Modal jazz is a form of jazz that flourished in the late 1950s and 1960s, mainly among an elite group of players based in New York, before achieving wider diffusion from circa 1970 onwards as a central technique in jazz-rock and other...

Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...