Details

ISBN-10: 0190087218
ISBN-13: 9780190087210
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 03/01/2021
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.10" W, 1.60" H

The History of Jazz

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Overview

An updated new edition of Ted Gioia’s universally acclaimed history of jazz, with a wealth of new insight on this music’s past, present, and future.

Ted Gioia’s The History of Jazz has been universally hailed as the most comprehensive and accessible history of the genre of all time. Acclaimed by jazz critics and fans alike, this magnificent work is now available in an up-to-date third edition that covers the latest developments in the jazz world
and revisits virtually every aspect of the music.

Gioia’s story of jazz brilliantly portrays the most legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the scenes in which they evolved. From Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, Miles Davis’s legendary 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, and Ornette Coleman’s
experiments with atonality to current innovators such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding, Gioia takes readers on a sweeping journey through the history of jazz. As he traces the music through the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the red light district of New Orleans, the rent parties
of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago, and other key locales of jazz history, Gioia also makes the social contexts in which the music was born come alive.

This new edition finally brings the often overlooked women who shaped the genre into the spotlight and traces the recent developments that have led to an upswing of jazz in contemporary mainstream culture. As it chronicles jazz from its beginnings and most iconic figures to its latest dialogues with
popular music, the developments of the digital age, and new commercial successes, Gioia’s History of Jazz reasserts its status as the most authoritative survey of this fascinating music.

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Gioia's History of Jazz became an instant classic when it was first published in 1997. This third edition is approximately 20 percent longer than the first. It has been updated and revised, and includes new text. – N.J. Quinlan, CHOICE Connect, Vol. 59 No. 8


Possibly the best survey to date. – Ann Douglas, New York Times


If you are looking for an introduction to jazz, this is it. If you know and love jazz well, this is your vade mecum. Me, I expect to be reading around in it for the rest of my life...[It is] the definitive work: encyclopedic, discriminating, provocative, perceptive and eminently readable. With its
publication, it can no longer be said that the literature of jazz falls far short of the music itself. – Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post


Magnificent book – Steve Voce, Jazz Journal


Gioia's history stands a good chance of becoming the standard guide for general readers and academics. – Greg Tate, The Village Voice


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Details

ISBN-10: 0190087218
ISBN-13: 9780190087210
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date: 03/01/2021
Dimensions: 9.20" L, 6.10" W, 1.60" H
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