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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Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. If only a great book like “Jazz” was around 25 years ago. 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.

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, Yasmin marked it as to-read Oct 28, Ddeveaux book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to bu Spotify.

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Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century. Carefully selected by Giddins and DeVeaux and produced by Sony with attention to top quality audio, these recordings of both landmark works and innovative departures deveaud the standard canon showcase the breadth and scope of jazz.


For this and other reasons no lyrics, difficult listening at timesjazz never seemed quite worth the effort. Claire Whorton rated it really liked it Oct 26, And the authors don’t stop with powerful character studies.

Gregory rated it liked it May 30, Audio CD0 pages. Which makes it more of a project than a book, so I’m psyched to get to xeveaux sometime when I have a month of Sundays to kill.

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Sergio Velloso Pimenta marked it as to-read Feb 17, From inside the book. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up. This is 20th century American cultural history at its finest.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Cart Support Signed in as: The unique listening guides elevate this book to the “it was incredible” level of a a five star rating. Jazs an emphasis on engagement with the music, this new text gives students all the guidance and inspiration they need to fully understand jazz.

Enjoyed this comprehensive but thoroughly readable history of jazz music. This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes it sound inviting. Now with Total Access, Jazz offers students ajzz package without match–streaming music of 77 classic masterpieces and little-known gems, robust Listening Guides, a media-rich ebook, outstanding video, and a gripping narrative–all at an unbeatable price.

The Best Books of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Loads of incite and information. DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. Return to Book Page.


Refresh and try again. I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. 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. Sprawling and enlightening at points, excessive and misguided at others. The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans.

Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Annoying tendency to downplay race and identity politics to focus on strict history. No trivia or quizzes yet. Books by Gary Giddins. Quick read and pretty complete. A most excellent text on the subject. This is an excellent book.