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Stan Getz

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...The jazz tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, also known as “The Sound,” was a central figure in the introduction of the jazz style bossa nova to the United States. Stanley Gayetzby was born on February 2, 1927, in Philadelphia, USA, to immigrant...

Chet Baker

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...Despite a tumultuous career, Chet Baker has managed to become one of the most well-respectived jazz musicians of the mid-twentieth century. Born in Oklahoma in 1929 to a musical family, Baker began singing in church before his father gave...
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...As an arranger and saxophonist, Gerry Mulligan brought a unique style to the development of cool jazz in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Queens, New York City in 1927, and his father relocated the family to Ohio where they employed...

West Coast Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...West Coast jazz was a term used in the popular media of 1950s and 1960s to refer to what was perceived as a distinctively Californian approach to jazz. California had been closely linked to jazz since its earliest days, with both San...

Progressive Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘ Progressive jazz’ generally refers to a school of jazz composition and arranging from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s, though this period could easily be extended back to the late 1930s and on through the late 1950s. Works...

Los Angeles, CA

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

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...Population: city – 3,694,820 (2002); county – 9,871,506 (2003) Los Angeles (often referred to colloquially as ‘LA’) is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States apart from New York City. Greater...

Cool Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...A jazz movement of the 1950s, cool jazz emerged at a time when the up-tempo, virtuosic extremes of an earlier style, bebop, had fallen out of public favor following a brief commercial breakthrough in the mid-1940s, and modern jazz found...

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Bay Area – 6,783,760 (2000); San Francisco (city and county) – 776,733; Oakland (city) – 399,484; Berkeley (city) – 102,743 The San Francisco Bay Area is located on the west coast of northern...

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

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...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...

United States of America

David Horn

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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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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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Charles Hamm

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 281,421, 906 (2000) The United States of America is one of three countries on the North American continent, sharing borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. It is a federal republic consisting of 50...