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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Apr 18, Jon Allor rated it it was amazing. Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, Open Preview See a Problem? Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins. There are LOTS of great bu features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history.

Takes jazz knowledge and appreciation to the next level. From inside the book.

With a little effort, the reader comes to understand what jazz is trying to do, how its genuises advanced the form and why it all matters. This looks cool and all, and Joanne even has the accompanying boxed set of CDs.

Good views on musical theory and aspects. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had little to no knowledge of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed. I have no musical training and wouldn’t vy a harmonic change if it bit me in the butt, so I need something to “show” me what they’re talking about.

Co-writer Gary Giddins appeared in the Ken Burns Jazz series, but for my money this book gives a more balanced treatment giving a fair coverage of music beyond the 60s.


It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will surely keep it close at hand as an essential reference. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century. Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Devsaux Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

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Refresh and try again. Quick read and pretty complete. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

James rated it really liked it Jul 28, Where Burn’s book wins is there is more emotional involvement but because of that emotion it is less concise and Burns plays favorites. There was actually MORE very bg music happening in jazz post ‘ In ddveaux a comprehensive history of the art, with audio examples.

Sprawling and enlightening at points, excessive and misguided at others. But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and sott jazz” then how you gonna argue with Wynton?

Description This streamlined second edition exposes students to the expressive power of jazz and brings its greatest players to life.

Loads of incite and information.

Best jazz book I’ve found. Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did. The listening notes are particularly good. Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing.


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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to on Spotify. Covers major and minor artists, short chapters with music CD’s extra purchase that follows the book.

Sergio Velloso Pimenta marked it as to-read Feb 17, Jazz by Gary Giddins.

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Daniel Denver rated it really liked it May 01, Published October 26th by W. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Herbert Gambill added it Jan 26, Scitt its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.

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