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A Trumpet around the Corner – The Story of New Orleans Jazz - University Press of Mississippi
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A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Samuel Charters


This book tells the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, the book provides a balanced assessment of the role played by all three of the city’s musical lineages—African Americans, whites, and Creoles—in jazz’s formative years. It also maps the inroads blazed by the city’s Italian immigrant musicians, who left their own imprint on the emerging styles. The study is based on the author’s own interviews, begun in the 1950s, on the extensive material gathered by the Oral History Project ... More

Keywords: jazz, New Orleans, African Americans, Creoles, Italian immigrant musicians, Oral History Project, brass bands, musical heritage, Hurricane Katrina, recordings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781578068982
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Charters, author