Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65 by Kenny Mathieson

Cookin': Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65 by Kenny Mathieson

By Kenny Mathieson

Following on from sizeable Steps, comes the second one instalment in Kenny Mathieson's sequence of jazz histories. Cookin' examines the delivery and improvement of 2 of the main jazz types of the post-war period, challenging bop and its similar offshoot, soul jazz. difficult bop was once the main intriguing jazz type of its day, and is still on the center of the trendy jazz mainstream even now. It drew at the dual poles of bebop and the blues for its beginning, spiced up with gospel, Latin and rhythm and blues impacts. The ebook appears to be like on the founding fathers of the shape, paintings Blakey and Horace Silver, and is going directly to hint the track via its top decade.

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Once in a while, sucker some tavern into putting on a show, that would inevitably turn into a one-off calamity. ” JOHN CONTE: [University Avenue] — the place to be. If you had something to say, if you were trying to promote your band, that was the place to hang out. It was the place to get seen, and the place to start rumors. JIM TILLMAN: The audience was pretty much every kid that was a weirdo. There weren’t too many people from the suburbs. You’d see the same people at every show, and half the people in the crowd were in bands.

At the time, the liquor laws were such that if you were going to serve hard liquor, then fifty or sixty percent of your income had to come from food. So you’d play at a place that was a fucking restaurant — or the owner would separate the restaurant from the bar area — but they would still be connected. I don’t remember the name of the band that we were opening for — it was one of the more popular bar bands. We felt that we were not connected to that bar bands scene, we were [part of the] punk rock scene.

TOM NIEMEYER: It was the first gig by the Accüsed in Seattle that my mother decided to come out to. Beer bottles were flying around the cabin of the boat, and skateboarders were trying to bust their friend out from a broom closet that the ferry workers made into an impromptu jail cell. ” My mom asked if this was how all our shows ended. 36 GRUNGE IS DEAD JOE KEITHLEY: Vancouver and Seattle are pretty close — there’s only the stupid border in the way that stops people from going to see shows back and forth.

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