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Howland, John Louis

Overview
Works: 5 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 543 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Louis Howland
"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz by John Louis Howland( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the early decades of the twentieth century symphonic jazz involved an expansive family of music that emulated, paralleled, and intersected the jazz tradition. Though now largely forgotten, symphonic jazz was both a popular music--arranging tradition and a repertory of hybrid concert works, both of which reveled in the mildly irreverent interbreeding of white and black and high and low music. While the roots of symphonic jazz can be traced to certain black ragtime orchestras of the teens, the idiom came to maturation in the music of 1920s white dance bands. Through a close examination of the music of Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson, Ellington Uptown uncovers compositions that have usually fallen in the cracks between concert music, jazz, and popular music. It also places the concert works of these two iconic figures in context through an investigation both of related compositions by black and white peers and of symphonic jazz--style arrangements from a diverse number of early sound films, Broadway musicals, Harlem nightclub floor shows, and select interwar radio programs. Both Ellington and Johnson were part of a close-knit community of several generations of Harlem musicians. Older figures like Will Marion Cook, Will Vodery, W.C. Handy, and James Reese Europe were the generation of black musicians that initially broke New York entertainment's racial barriers in the first two decades of the century. By the 1920s, Cook, Vodery, and Handy had become mentors to Harlem's younger musicians. This generational connection is a key for understanding Johnson's and Ellington's ambitions to use the success of Harlem's white-oriented entertainment trade as a springboard for establishing a black concert music tradition based on Harlem jazz and popular music
Between the muses and the masses : symphonic jazz, "glorified" entertainment, and the rise of the American musical middlebrow, 1920-1944 by John Louis Howland( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Ellington studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Ellington (1899–1974) is widely considered the jazz tradition's most celebrated composer. This engaging yet scholarly volume explores his long career and his rich cultural legacy from a broad range of in-depth perspectives, from the musical and historical to the political and international. World-renowned scholars and musicians examine Ellington's influence on jazz music, its criticism, and its historiography. The chronological structure of the volume allows a clear understanding of the development of key themes, with chapters surveying his work and his reception in America and abroad. By both expanding and reconsidering the contexts in which Ellington, his orchestra, and his music are discussed, Duke Ellington Studies reflects a wealth of new directions that have emerged in jazz studies, including focuses on music in media, class hierarchy discourse, globalization, cross-cultural reception, and the role of marketing, as well as manuscript score studies and performance studies
Harlem symphony : archival CD 8/25/99 by James P Johnson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living time : a colloquium on the musical life & legacy of George Russell, March 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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"Ellington uptown" : Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, & the birth of concert jazz
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Alternative Names
Howland, John 1964-

Languages
English (12)