Jazz a complete guide to learning and loving jazz. by Szwed, John F., -. Publication date Edition 1st ed. Identifier jazzcompleteg00szwe. Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz John. F. Szwed Hyperion ISBN: This August, a roundtable discussion. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular.

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Apr 23, Michael Pronko rated it really liked it. Jaz the academic title would indicate a baedeker on the same footing as Jazz for Dummies and other moron-series books.

Often hard to get through, mostly due to the criticisms I describe later, in the end I was very happy I hazz it. Also, it covers jazz vocals in an appendix that removes it from the context of the history and the jazz styles examined earlier. Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience!

Jul 28, Cherika Hardjakusumah rated it really liked it Shelves: He lives in Connecticut. Book Reviews Johnny Cash: The panelists’ final solution was a shrugged “We’ve got to get more people to listen.

Feb 21, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: References to this book Frankie Manning: New Orleans claim to birthright is disputed. I guess it doesn’t matter too much, as many–maybe even most–of the musical examples can be found on YouTube. Everyone will have some quibble, but overall it’s a decent introduction. Open to the public. Szwed is an even-handed revisionist and a contrarian at heart. First name and Last name. Millman Limited preview – If I were to listen kazz this again, I would zswed to stop and find the music, listen and then continue the audiobook.


Professor Szwed’s book is aptly titled and provides a fairly comprehensive history of jazz from it’s beginnings to the present. He’s obviously a jazz fanatic, one who finds virtue in every style. Search Tracks by musician. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Any writer of a subject like jazz has to pick and choose what he will talk about and what to leave out.

Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries But he also offers insightful commentary on how jazz changed the way the world would What can be done to earn the ear of the greater public? To this end he suceeds handily.

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I use excerpts from this in classes about American culture, where students have only the vaguest idea of what jazz could be. This book is not just a guide, but it Any intro to jazz is going to disappoint some jazz lover somehow, but Szwed does better than most all other writers in getting down to the basics in clear language for the beginning jazz listener, and jazz thinker. The language used in this book is often very technical, rendering it difficult to grasp for the novice or indeed anyone without a good understanding of musical notation, structure and theory.


None of your libraries hold this item. Share your thoughts with other customers. He clearly states that no book covering such a diverse genre can escape being incomplete when it comes to recognizing individual artists, nor escape the inevitable opinions and prejudices of diverging thought on direction and contribution. Goulding; I’m planning to use this to grow my jazz collection. Book Reviews Dreaming of Dylan: The rest continues into a dense history of jazz. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Grover Gardner.

I guess it doesn’t matter too much, as many–maybe even most–of the music They say that writing about music is a bit like dancing about architecture. And, while the author attempted to define the various styles, doing so in words just is not really as useful as even a quick listen.

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Get to Know Us. John Szwed’s book celebrates the diversity of johh and jazz styles. Setidaknya, buku ini mungkin bisa membuka sedikit cakrawala mengenai musik yang st – Meskipun mengaku tidak fanatik pada jenis musik tertentu, ada masanya aku keranjingan musik jazz, dan radio pun selalu disetel di KLCBS.

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