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There’s also a healthy respect for the blues tradition, which is quintessential to both jazz and rock.

Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

Cristian Constantinescu rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond. A Mainstream Music Hardcoverpages. By telling the story of jazz in its full cultural, musical, political, social, economic, and historical context, Giddins and DeVeaux have given us one hell of a kick-ass book!

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. Thelonious Monk Rhythm-a-ning Attempting to make your way into jazz is never easy, but the jazz writer and cultural critic Gary Giddins has just made my favorite four-letter word a little more approachable.

I was quite familiar with jazz history, but still learned some things from the narrative; but, more than that, the numerous descriptions of pieces was incredibly helpful. Modern Moves Danielle Robinson. I had little to no knowledge of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed.


Hannibal Peterson Out of Africa This excellent book, which not only addresses musical theory but provides insight into the history of the art as well, will serve the general reader but can also be used to stimulate discussion groups and jazz workshops. As Giddins acknowledges, hardly anyone likes every style of jazz; tastes change and hopefully expand over time.

Good views on musical theory and aspects. 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. Account Options Sign in.

From inside the book. When the authors talk about a person, effect, type of music form or whatever, there’s a selection that illustrates audiates? The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans.

Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Here are Giddins’ selections and responses to each. Open Preview See a Problem? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Visions of Jazz

A most excellent text on the subject. Here, he pounds the keys like he’s Professor Longhairlike his fingers are pistons.

Visions of Jazz is a landmark destined to occupy a permanent niche on the shelf of essential jazz literature. Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing.

gagy Rosemary Clooney Going Her Way Smoking Typewriters John McMillian. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is an excellent book.

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The more you listen to it, the more you admire his wit. He lives in New York City. According to the introduction there are 78 Listening Guides to tracks, with “mostly nonmusicological descriptions of what happens from one passage to the next”, keyed to the track timer of a player. It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will surely keep gaary close at hand as gagy essential reference.

Art Blakey Jazz Messenger Covers major and minor artists, short chapters with music CD’s extra purchase that follows the book.

Jazz by Gary Giddins

Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in We all probably know a jazz buff. Igddins trivia or quizzes yet. It’s that way with music, too. John Carter American Echoes This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion. Bobby Hackett Muzak Man I’ve known a few. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than biddins years.

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