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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No eBook available Amazon. Preview — Recordings by Scott DeVeaux. This is what makes it so excellent. Want to Read saving…. Most recommended for absolute beginners, and maybe even others more knowledgeable would enjoy this. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history.
In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America’s unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight, and the passion of unabashed fans.
Which makes it more of a project than a book, so I’m psyched to get to it sometime when I have a month of Sundays to kill. Return to Book Page. Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: From inside the book. Art marked it as to-read Apr 17, Jazz studies usually focus on facts and figures or appreciation and interpretation. 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?
Bert rated it it was amazing Feb 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century. 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.
They explain what jazz is, where it came sctt, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jon Allor added it May 24, According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject.
Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will surely keep it close at hand as an essential reference. Hey guess what Ken Burns?
Jazz by Gary Giddins
This new work skillfully blends both approaches in a deeply informed and analytical way that is clear for beginners 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. All the most influential artists were jasz and an outline of jazz history constructed.
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Just greet reading, and reference source. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Looking for beautiful books? With an emphasis on engagement with the music, this new text gives students all the guidance and inspiration they need edveaux fully understand jazz. Emre Avan rated it it was amazing May 31, Lists with This Book. Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. So many kudos to DeVeaux’s history for not disregarding my heroes.
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