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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With a little effort, the reader comes to understand what jazz is trying to do, how its genuises advanced the form and why it all matters. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. Most recommended for absolute beginners, and maybe even others more knowledgeable would enjoy this.

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Joshua Swan rated it liked it Oct 15, DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear ajzz strong foundation in musicological methodology. Jan 18, Paul Peterson rated it liked it. Annoying tendency to downplay race and identity politics to focus on strict history.

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This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes it sound inviting. By using our website sfott agree to our use of cookies.

Allen rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Sprawling and devesux at points, excessive and misguided at others. Ben Uphouse rated it really liked it Mar 21, To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up.

Aug 26, Matt rated it really liked it.

I gave both of these history of jazz books a “4 rating but in reality this volume is like a 4. Yasmin marked it as to-read Oct 28, Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. DeVeaux’s book is slightly more academic but if you are looking to learn about all the forms of jazz this is the book for you. Tina added it Sep 12, Quick read and pretty complete. The listening notes are particularly good.


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edveaux Quick read and pretty complete. 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.

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, I got this from a college library, so I don’t know if the general edition from a bookstore would include this, but mine included 4 CDs, the Norton Jazz Recordings. Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, Jbondandrews marked it as to-read Oct 29,

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