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The twelfth edition of this trusted and respected text takes students on an extraordinary musical journey through the changing styles and fascinating history of jazz. Offering a listening-based approach to the study of jazz history, this text helps students gain a better understanding of the music and how it has evolved over the decades while remaining a uniquely American art form.

Table of Contents


Interactive Guide to Jazz Styles

Chapter 1: Listening to Jazz

Chapter 2: Jazz Heritages

Chapter 3: The Blues

Chapter 4: Piano Styles: Ragtime to Boogie-Woogie

Chapter 5: Early New Orleans and Chicago Style Jazz

Chapter 6: Swing

Chapter 7: Duke Ellington

Chapter 8: Bop

Chapter 9: Cool/Third Stream

Chapter 10: Miles Davis

Chapter 11: Hard Bop, Funky, Gospel Jazz

Chapter 12: John Coltrane

Chapter 13: Free Form, Avant-Garde

Chapter 14: Jazz/Rock Fusion

Chapter 15: Contemporary Trends: A Maturing Art Form

Appendix A: Listening Suggestions

Appendix B: Notational Examples





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