A Critical History of Jazz in the 1950s
Lawther, John C.
Describes the movement in the 1950s away from the earlier jazz forms of Swing and Be-Bop to Cool-Bop and then Hard-Bop, focusing on central figures Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Gerry Mulligan, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, and Ornette Coleman.
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