Brass Bands & New Orleans Jazz
by William Schafer
Illustrated w/PHOTOS and MUSIC
Louisiana State University Press, c1977, 134 pages. Good Reading Copy Condition Picture Cover Over-sized Softcover. This book is ex-library with usual markings, faint to some water markings/rippling to book (NO bad smells!), & some cover wear. Pages & Binding are TIGHT!
Excellent history of how early New Orleans jazz was influenced by the Brass Bands in the city. Many VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS of the early brass bands and a complete description of a funeral in New Orleans. Ends with a complete "bandstration" with all parts for performance of the funeral march "Fallen Heroes," and notes on each chapter.
A MUST for the Jazz Historian, Fan Or Collector, especially with the destruction of so much from Hurricane Katrina!
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