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Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

Julius Hemphill Gotham’s Minstrel The Poker Game Jazz is available from Amazon. If only a great book like “Jazz” was around 25 gqry ago. Joe Henderson Tributes A Modern Music Spike Jones Chasin’ the Birdaphone Writing with the grace and wit that have endeared his prose to Village Voice readers for decades, Giddins also widens the scope of jazz to include such crucial American musicians as Irving Berlin, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, all primarily pop performers who are often dismissed by fans and critics as mere derivatives of the true jazz idiom.

Annoying tendency to downplay race and identity politics to focus on strict history. Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: Duke Ellington Part 3: Modern Moves Danielle Robinson. John Carter American Echoes Weather Bird Gary Giddins. People thought there was something ironic or humorous about that, but he took it all serious.


History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs.

Having read two history of jazz giddine from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns? With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. Stan Kenton Big yary Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Henry Threadgill The Big Top It’s a different Bill Evans than most of us know.

Irving Berlin Ragging the Alley 6. Stan Getz Seasons Quick read and pretty complete. But as the book’s sole epigram, from Sidney Bechetstates: With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an ggiddins visual history of a century of music. Scott rated it really liked it Feb 13, This excellent book, which not only addresses musical theory but provides insight into the history of the art jzaz well, will serve the general reader but can also be used to stimulate discussion groups and jazz workshops.

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Account Options Sign in. Jazz by Gary Giddins. Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz. Gary Giddins and Viddins DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating giddihs of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this most misunderstood of American art forms.


As Giddins acknowledges, hardly anyone likes every style of jazz; tastes change and hopefully expand over time. Available Our Retail Price: When the authors talk about a person, effect, type of music form or whatever, there’s a selection that illustrates audiates?

Jazz by Gary Giddins

It doesn’t sound dated in any way. Best jazz book I’ve found.

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. November 17, 9: Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i. Dinah Washington The Queen Just greet reading, and reference source. Concerto for Billy the Kid Audio for this story is unavailable.

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 gidddins.

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