Includes bibliographical references (p. -229) and index.
Tuning up with a few introductory notes -- Jazz mavericks of the Lone Star State -- The roots of Texan jazz -- From bebop to hard bop and beyond : the Texas jazz connections -- Texas bebop messengers to the world : Kenny Dorham and Leo Wright -- British acolytes of jazz and its Texas contingent -- The Wisconsin-Texas jazz nexus -- Jazz in literature -- The alchemy of jazz -- Ornette Coleman's harmolodic life -- A jazz master's diamond jubilee -- A Texas take on Ken Burns's Jazz -- Swinging through Texas on a Scottish air -- The birth of western swing -- The inventor of jazz revisited : untangling the legacy of Jelly Roll Morton and Alan Lomax -- Discographies and Texan jazz -- San Marcos in jazz history.
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