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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He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I had little to no jasz of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed.

History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs. Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did.

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Return to Book Page. With an emphasis on engagement with the music, this new text gives students all the guidance and inspiration they need to fully understand jazz.

Open Preview See a Problem? The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story.


Books by Gary Giddins. Allen rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Refresh and try again. This looks cool and all, and Joanne even has the accompanying boxed set of CDs. Mariusz rated it it was amazing Nov 08, But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and “not jazz” then how you gonna argue with Wynton?

With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Book ratings by Goodreads. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide devveaux about “simple” music i. Jbondandrews marked it as to-read Oct 29, Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century.

I’ve known a few. Jazz by Gary Giddins.

Recordings: for Jazz

I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. Charles Yaris rated it it was amazing Jun 21, By soctt up you agree to W.


Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. Clear agenda missed at points. Bert rated it it was amazing Feb 01, b To ask other readers questions about Recordingsplease sign up. There are even some laudatory comments about landmark rock albums.

Jazz Form and Improvisation. According to the introduction there are 78 Listening Guides to tracks, with “mostly nonmusicological descriptions of what happens from one passage to the next”, keyed to the track timer of a player.

Scott rated it really liked it Feb reveaux, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Most recommended for absolute beginners, and maybe even others more knowledgeable would enjoy this.