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Book: Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival

Chapter: Fugue

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.23951


Covers the years from 1905 to 1937. Bill Russell talks about his education and early days
teaching music, his percussion compositions and association with Henry Cowell, Arnold
Schoenberg and Gerald Strang; also his work as a percussionist specializing in Chinese
music and his early interest in collecting jazz records, which was to lead to his work as a
discographer and historian. First visit to
New Orleans.

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