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Music Makes Me

Fred Astaire and Jazz

Todd Decker

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Musik

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Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but in Music Makes Me, Todd Decker argues that Astaire’s work as a dancer and choreographer —particularly in the realm of tap dancing—made a significant contribution to the art of jazz. Decker examines the full range of Astaire’s work in filmed and recorded media, from a 1926 recording with George Gershwin to his 1970 blues stylings on television, and analyzes Astaire’s creative relationships with the greats, including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer. He also highlights Astaire’s collaborations with African American musicians and his work with lesser known professionals—arrangers, musicians, dance directors, and performers.

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history of jazz, 20th century musicals, george gershwin, history of film, 20th century dance, easter parade, music and race, jerome kern, american musicians, 20th century, 1930s movie musicals, african american musicians, 20th century film, funny face, johnny mercer, music and dance, dance, american choreographers, irving berlin, jazz and blues, music legends, american film, american music culture, performing arts, 20th century jazz, jazz musician biographies, history of music, jazz icons, musicians, top hat, american jazz