Jazz Styles: History and Analysis

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009 - Music - 514 pages
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America’s most widely used introduction to jazz, it teaches the chronology of jazz by showing readers how to listen and what to notice in each style.

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jazz history text with some basic analysis of playing styles and techniques. Read full review


ISBN 0130005616
6590 193241 cl988
C2K 65646 2CD set 194547 c2001

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Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who lectures widely on jazz history. He has done field research in Africa, the Carribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, the Instrumentalist, and Jazz Educators Journal. Gridley's Jazz Styles book is America's most widely used introduction to jazz. The Educational Press Association of America gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.

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