The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of. The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early off in JAZZ ( Norton, $), Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux’s weighty. Jazz by Scott DeVeaux, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i.

This is 20th century American cultural history at its finest. Quick read and pretty complete. But there’s much more, all imbued with the coauthors’ love for and understanding of the music, in all its many facets—and as a living, still evolving language.

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In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America’s unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight, and the passion of unabashed fans. Open Preview See a Problem? Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz. Sergio Velloso Pimenta marked it as to-read Feb 17, Aug 26, Matt rated it really liked it.

Video Demo In this short demo, watch how our interactive listening guides provide students the help they need to hear and understand the essential features of each work as they listen. David rated it really liked it Mar 04, Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.


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Deeaux rated it really liked it Feb 13, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns?

Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems scotr differing factors in the two books. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

Contents Jazz Form and Improvisation.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. If only a great book like “Jazz” was around dwveaux years ago. Nice people in general, but their complete submersion and downright sorry snobbery about all other forms of music can be more than a little devwaux. James rated it really liked it Jul 28, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history. Charles Yaris rated it it was amazing Jun 21, There are LOTS of great interactive features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history. The Best Books of This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion.

Herbert Gambill added it Jan 26, Alex Bernal rated it it was amazing Jan 14, I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


Jazz by Gary Giddins

The book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to on Spotify. DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal ny, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, yet written in an entertaining and enjoyable narrative style, this is truly a book for jazz lovers of all backgrounds.

Good views on musical theory and aspects.

They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. This looks cool and all, and Joanne even has the accompanying boxed set of CDs. A most excellent text on the subject. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. I got this from a college library, so I don’t know if the general edition from a bookstore would include this, but mine included 4 CDs, the Norton Jazz Recordings.

Quick read and pretty complete.

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