9780131733312

Concise Guide to Jazz

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131733312

  • ISBN10:

    0131733311

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Acknowledgementsp. vi
What is Jazz?
How to Listen to Jazz
The Origins of Jazz
Early Jazz
Swing
Bebop
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop
Avant-Garde of the 1960'S and 1970'S
Fusion
Now Appendices
Elements of Music Album Buying Strategies a Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos
Glossary for Musicians
Index
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