Introduction to Jazz History
This classic chronological survey of jazz history brings the various historical styles to life by exploring them through the lives of the musicians and a study of their recordings. KEY TOPICS An eight-part organization covers THE BLUES;PIANO STYLES--1890-1940; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND DIXIELAND--1910-1940; SWING--1934-1945; BEBOP--1943-1960; THIRD STREAM, COOL, AND BEYOND--1949-; FREE JAZZ--1960-; and JAZZ/ROCK FUSION--1968- . For jazz lovers.
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Useful overview of the history of jazz, covering the many styles and representative musicians. Unfortunately, the book did not include the cds for the listening exercises; and I think that is crucial ... Read full review