The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of. The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early off in JAZZ ( Norton, $), Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux’s weighty. Jazz by Scott DeVeaux, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history.

Most recommended for absolute beginners, and maybe even others more knowledgeable would enjoy this. Ben Uphouse rated it really liked it Mar 21, Sergio Velloso Pimenta marked it as to-read Feb 17, This is what makes it so excellent. The listening guides are a particular highlight. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

Where Burn’s book wins is there is more emotional involvement but because of that emotion it is less concise and Burns plays favorites.

Heck, they even explain what a “measure” is! Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, Refresh and try again. Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to devewux you find your new favourite book. IN additional to social and good biographical treatments, Giddens and his sidekick break history into analytic clusters especially beginning with Modern Jazz, i. I found new insight in close listenings of things like Art Tatum’s “Over the Rainbow.


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The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. Clear agenda missed at points. So many kudos to DeVeaux’s history for not disregarding my heroes. According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject.

Audio CD0 pages. Mine did not because I bought it used but I want to seek these cd’s out. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz. The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

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Jazz by Gary Giddins

Co-writer Gary Giddins appeared in the Ken Burns Jazz series, but for my money this book gives a more balanced treatment giving a fair coverage of music beyond the 60s. Tina added it Sep 12, Mariusz rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Quick read and pretty complete. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avantgarde to the radical diversity of today’s artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics.

Bert rated it it was amazing Feb 01, By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Deveaux states the facts surely jaz covers the same ground but it was refreshing to read about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler among others.

Jazz Form and Improvisation. Loads of incite and information. This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion. Yasmin marked it as to-read Oct 28, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Excellent source for jazz aficionados and great overview for the casual listener, like myself. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns?

Nice people in general, but their complete submersion jwzz downright sorry snobbery about all other forms of music can be more than a little off-putting. Looking deveauux beautiful books?