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ISBN-10: 0465093493
ISBN-13: 9780465093496
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 09/19/2017
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H

How to Listen to Jazz

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A “radiantly accomplished” music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz (Wall Street Journal)

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America’s premier art forms. 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 and better appreciate America’s greatest contribution to music.

“Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees.” — Economist

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How to Listen to Jazz fills an important and obvious gap by offering a sensible and jargon-free introduction to what Gioia calls 'the most joyous sound invented during the entire course of twentieth-century music.' The book deserves a place alongside such classic works of jazz criticism as Martin Williams's The Jazz Tradition, Will Friedwald's Jazz Singing, the books of Gary Giddins and Gioia's own The History of Jazz.–Washington Post
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ISBN-10: 0465093493
ISBN-13: 9780465093496
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 09/19/2017
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H
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