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Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer

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Beschreibung

th century, but also suggests to the jazz fan and scholar alike that such pathways, reaching as they also did across the Atlantic Europe, are actually part of a largely ignored therefore partially-hidden history of 20th century jazz performance, industry and influence. The work also exists to contribute to a more complete picture of the significance of diaspora studies across the spectrum of popular music performance, and to award to those Liverpool musicians who were not contributors to the city's musical visage post-rock 'n' roll, a place in popular music history. Gordon Stretton was a jazz pioneer in several senses: he emerged from a poverty-stricken, racially marginalized upbringing in Liverpool to develop a popular music career emblematic of Black diasporan experience. He was a child dancer and singer in the Lancashire Lads (the troupe which was also part of a young Charlie Chaplin's development), a well-respected solo touring artist in the UK as 'The Natural Artistic Coon', a chorister and musical director with the Jamaican Choral Union and, having encountered syncopated music, a jazz percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist (not to mention a ground-breaking bandleader). All of these musical experiences took place through time on his terms as he learnt his craft 'on the hoof' via many different encounters with musical genres from Liverpool to London, Paris, Brussels, Rio, and Buenos Aires. Gordon Stretton was truly a transoceanic jazz pioneer.



Autorentext

By Michael Brocken and Jeff Daniels



Inhalt

Foreword Chapter One - An Introduction: "The Times Are Always Contained in the Rhythm" (attributed to Quincy Jones) Chapter Two - Literature Section One - Survival and Emergence: From Liverpool to London Chapter Three - Survival: The Liverpool of William Masters Chapter Four - Emergence: "Gordon Stretton" Chapter Five - Identification: London (and Jazz) Calling! Dark Town Jingles, Billy Dorsey; "they did a Marconi test in a plane" Chapter Six - Fragments: A Summary of Gordon Stretton's Career Prior to Paris via Historical Fragments: Advertising, Promotional Materials, Sheet Music, Recordings Section Two - Affirmation: "And So to Paris" Chapter Seven: Affirmation Section Three - Celebration: The Latin American Adventure; Brazil and Argentina Chapter Eight - Celebration! Gordon Stretton and Transoceanic Jazz Chapter Nine - Verification: Audiovisuals and a Home in Argentina Chapter Ten - Gordon and the Anglo Argentine community in Buenos Aires Chapter Eleven - Confirmation: So, What Can We Learn? Appendix 1: Timelines Appendix 2: Short Biographical Notes on Members of the Jamaican Choral Union Appendix 3: Brief Pen Pictures of a Few Musicians Who Performed with Gordon Stretton Appendix 5: Discography

Produktinformationen

Titel: Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer
Untertitel: A New Jazz Chronicle
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EAN: 9781498574471
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Lexington Books
Genre: Musik
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Veröffentlichung: 15.09.2018
Dateigrösse: 1.6 MB
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