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"Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture"

By: "Gabbard, Krin"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber:

Seller ID: 9780571211999

ISBN: 0571211992

Condition: GOOD


A swinging cultural history of the instrument that in many ways defined a century The twentieth century was barely under way when the grandson of a slave picked up a trumpet and transformed American culture. Before that moment, the trumpet had been a regimental staple in marching bands, a ceremonial accessory for royalty, and an occasional diva at the symphony. Because it could make more noise than just about anything, the trumpet had been much more declarative than musical for most of its history. Around 1900, however, Buddy Bolden made the trumpet declare in brand-new ways. He may even have ... View more info