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Jimmy Dorsey

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...Along with his brother Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey’s meteoric career as a leader of a big band and as a clarinetist maintained relevance through the twentieth century. Born in Pennsylvania in 1904, Dorsey began playing trumpet but, by 1915, had...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The clarinet is a single-reed woodwind instrument descended from the chalumeau (an instrument that equates in range and tone to the lowest register of the clarinet) which gained its modern form in stages, from the instrument invented...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bolero is the quintessential Latin American romantic song of the twentieth century. From its starting point in Santiago de Cuba, bolero evolved into a cosmopolitan and international style taking full advantage of the new technologies...