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Third Stream

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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... compositional forms into jazz – began to take shape as an actual movement across 1955–7. In 1955 John Lewis and Gunther Schuller founded the Jazz and Classical Music Society – also known as the Modern Jazz Society – in New York. Lewis was a celebrated...

Cool Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

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... jazz piano style, the most definitive pianists of the idiom were Lennie Tristano, John Lewis and George Shearing. Both Shearing and Lewis emphasized lyricism and economy and an understated, light, classically inspired touch. Tristano...

West Coast Jazz

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

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

2

...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...