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Denver, CO

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 557,478 (2004); Denver-Aurora-Boulder metropolitan area – 2,579,347 (2004) Although Denver is often thought of as being in a western state (Colorado), it is almost in the middle...

Symphonic Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Symphonic jazz is a hybrid musical genre for orchestra embodying elements of both classical music and jazz. Typically, this unique fusion is wrought by injecting jazz motifs and sounds into an established classical work or, alternatively...

Sweet Music

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 VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Sweet music’ is a term given to a type of music played and recorded by dance bands popular from the 1920s to the 1940s, whose sound was dominated by smooth-sounding saxophones (emphasizing the melody with plentiful vibrato), supported...

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...

California

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. 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

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population 33,871,648 (2000) The most populous of all the United States, and the second-largest below the 49th parallel (Alaska and Texas are larger), California has a land area of 155,959 sq miles (403,934 sq...

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...