Jazz: from its origins to the present
This fascinating volume provides a concise, literate, accurate, and up-to-date look at the history of jazz and its major figures. The authors put biases and personal preferences aside to concentrate on the music that has had the most impact on musicians as well as the general public. Book jacket.
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