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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Goodreads helps sfott keep track of books you want to read. Loads of incite and information. Most recommended for absolute beginners, and maybe even others more knowledgeable would enjoy this. 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. Irena Sagan rated it really liked it Jan 01, They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context sdott American life and culture.

From inside the book. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avantgarde to the radical diversity of today’s artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs bh musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics.

The Best Books of There was actually MORE very interesting music happening in jazz post ‘ I’ve known a few. The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. Book ratings by Goodreads. Preview — Recordings by Scott DeVeaux. I gave both of these history of jazz books a “4 rating but in reality this volume is like a 4. Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. And the authors don’t stop with powerful character studies.

At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years. I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is 20th century American cultural history at its finest.

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There are LOTS of great interactive features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in We all probably know a jazz buff. In this vivid history of jazz, scotr 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.

Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins. The story of jazz as it has never jazz told before, from the inside out: 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.

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Best jazz book I’ve found. In all a comprehensive history of the art, with audio examples. Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


David rated it really liked it Mar 04, Jan 24, Frank rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? Jun deeaux, Jimmy Winokur rated it it was amazing.

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According to the introduction there are 78 Listening Guides to tracks, with “mostly devsaux descriptions of what happens from one passage to the next”, keyed to the track timer of a player. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story.

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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.

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Ben Uphouse rated it really liked dfveaux Mar 21, Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century. History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs.