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Author Brocken, Michael, author.

Title Gordon Stretton, Black British transoceanic jazz pioneer : a new jazz chronicle / Mike Brocken and Jeff Daniels
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 331 pages)
Contents Foreword -- 1. Introduction: "The times are always contained in the rhythm" (attributed to Quincy Jones) -- 2. Literature -- Section one: Survival and emergence: From Liverpool to London -- 3. Survival: The Liverpool of William Masters -- 4. Emergence: "Gordon Stretton" -- 5. Identification: London (and Jazz) Calling! Dark Town Jingles, Billy Dorsey, "They did a Marconi test in a plane" -- 6. 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" -- 7. Affirmation -- Section three: Celebration: The Latin American adventure; Brazil and Argentina -- 8. Celebration! Gordon Stretton and transoceanic jazz -- 9. Verification: Audiovisuals and a home in Argentina -- g10. Gordon Stretton and the Anglo Argentine community in Buenos Aires -- 11. 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 4: Email received from Guy Revell, Royal Air Force Museum, London -- Appendix 5: Discography -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the authors
Summary In charting the life and times of Gordon Stretton, this text makes a major contribution to both jazz and popular music studies. By asking historians to re-evaluate the contributions made to the development of jazz by those 'other than' African Americans, it proposes new jazz histories emanating from pathways, influences and encounters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311), discography (pages 293-295) and index
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Subject Stretton, Gordon.
Drummers (Musicians) -- Great Britain -- Biography
Jazz musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Jazz -- England -- Liverpool -- History
Musicians, Black -- Great Britain -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Composers & Musicians.
Drummers (Musicians)
Jazz musicians.
Musicians, Black.
England -- Liverpool.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Daniels, Jeff, 1956- author.
LC no. 2021677945
ISBN 1498574475