How to Listen to Jazz

Product Number: EB00705043
Released: Sep 19, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541617131
Publisher: Basic Books
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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.

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Author(s): Ted Gioia
Original Publish Date: Sep 19, 2017

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