From Allen Lowe, the Writer/Producer of the international best seller Minstrel to Mojo: An Audio History of American Popular Song, 1893~1946,comes this new epic survey of jazz.Volume 2 (of 4 [1927~1934] includes rare recordings by Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Jimmy Dorsey, Fletcher Henderson, Django Reinhardt, Art Tatum, and others, in state of the art transfers with a 104-page lavishly illustrated booklet by Allen Lowe.e-of-the art dig Total time: 11+ hours. Further volumes to follow at 4-6 month intervals. AAD; EAN Nr. 4 015023 160040 Special! 9 CDs priced as 6.
This release is a co-production of West Hill Radio Archive (Canada) and Archiphon (Germany),
distributed worldwide by Music & Arts:
BUZZ: “In this follow-up to American Pop, Allen Lowe forces us to rethink everything we ‘know’ about jazz—its origins, its relationship to other forms of music, its social consequences, and the supposedly minor role played by white musicians in its evolution. Passages on figures as famous as Louis Armstrong and as obscure as Tony Aless do what musical criticism ideally should: they send us back to the pertinent recordings to compare notes”
—Francis Davis, author of Bebop and Nothingness