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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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.
Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins. Tina added it Sep 12, 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.
We all probably know a jazz buff. There are LOTS of great interactive features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history. This is what makes it so excellent.
Just greet reading, and reference source. Audio CD0 pages. They explain what scogt is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Jan 18, Paul Peterson rated it liked it.
This comprehensive 4-CD set features 75 works recorded from to the present. In all a comprehensive history of the art, with audio examples.
James rated it really liked it Jul 28, There was actually MORE very interesting music happening in jazz post ‘ Preview — Recordings by Scott DeVeaux. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. Feb 22, Alex marked it as to-read.
Contents Jazz Form and Improvisation. Nice people in general, but their complete submersion and downright sorry snobbery about deeveaux other forms of music can be more than a little off-putting.
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. The book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to on Spotify.
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Cart Support Signed in as: Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, yet written in an entertaining and enjoyable narrative style, this is truly a book for jazz lovers of all backgrounds. 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. Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. They explain deveaud jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture.
But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and “not jazz” then scitt you gonna argue with Wynton?