9780131733312

Concise Guide to Jazz

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131733312

  • ISBN 10:

    0131733311

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This abridged version ofJazz Styleswas developed in response to requests for an introductory book offering the clarity and accuracy ofJazz Styleswith 1/2 the size, 1/4 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles. Using a simple, yet lively writing style, and an abundance of illustrations, it is easily accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of musicor any technical sophistication.Written by an active jazz musician and eminent jazz historian, this brief yet substantive introduction to jazz examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 40 historically significant jazz musicians. These styles include early jazz (Dixieland); swing; bebop; cool jazz; hard bop; avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s; and jazz-rock fusion.For music lovers who want to increase their enjoyment of jazz.

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