How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz

Book - 2016
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"Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." -- The Economist
In How to Listen to Jazz , award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780465060894
0465060897
Branch Call Number: 781.65117 G436H 2016
Characteristics: xiv, 253 pages ; 22 cm

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