By Alex Stewart

The got knowledge of renowned jazz historical past is that the period of the massive band was once the Thirties and '40s, while swing used to be at its peak. yet as practising jazz musicians comprehend, even supposing immense bands misplaced the highlight as soon as the bebop period begun, they by no means relatively disappeared. Making the Scene challenges traditional jazz historiography through demonstrating the very important position of huge bands within the ongoing improvement of jazz. Alex Stewart describes how jazz musicians have came across titanic bands helpful. He explores the wealthy "rehearsal band" scene in ny and the increase of repertory orchestras. Making the Scene combines old learn, ethnography, and player remark with musical research, ethnic stories, and gender concept, dismantling stereotypical perspectives of the massive band.

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