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Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years. I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. As Giddins acknowledges, hardly anyone likes every style of jazz; tastes change and hopefully expand over time.

A lot of people ignored George because they thought he was too intellectual or too difficult. The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. Two introductory chapters covering instrumentation, musical elements, and jazz forms deveeaux practices serve the second goal, as do analyses of seventy-eight listening examples across the volume. James rated it really liked it Jul 28, Michele rated it really liked it Nov 19, If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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Giddins picks five songs from his list of entry-way jazz recordings. If only a great book like “Jazz” was around 25 years ago. Apr 18, Jon Allor rated it it was amazing. Charles Yaris rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Good views on musical theory and aspects. By telling the story of jazz in its full cultural, musical, political, social, economic, and historical context, Giddins and DeVeaux have given us one hell of a kick-ass book!


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I found new insight in close listenings of things like Art Tatum’s “Over the Rainbow. Refresh and try again. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was 15, and heard that and thought, ‘Oh, God, this is sad.

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DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It’s a great place to begin your investigation of Jason Moran. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life gisdins culture. Covers major and minor artists, short chapters with music CD’s extra purchase that follows the book.

This is an excellent book. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.

History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs. When it was over, I was literally in tears. Quick gidxins and pretty complete. People thought there was something ironic or humorous about that, but he took it all serious.


Co-writer Gary Uazz appeared in the Ken Burns Jazz series, but for my money this book gives a more balanced treatment giving dfveaux fair coverage of music beyond the 60s. 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. This is what makes it so excellent. There was actually MORE very interesting music happening in jazz post ‘ Here, he pounds the keys like he’s Professor Longhairlike gkddins fingers are pistons.

In all a comprehensive history of the art, with audio examples. Most users should sign in with their email address. IN additional to social and good biographical treatments, Giddens and his sidekick break history into analytic clusters especially beginning with Modern Jazz, i. Concerto for Billy the Kid Audio for this story is unavailable.

I have no musical training and wouldn’t know a harmonic change if it bit me in the butt, so I need something to “show” me what they’re talking about. Beyond the descriptions and gisdins of what jazz is, who its major players are, and how it came to be and adapt in relation to American history, Jazz provides readers with an opportunity to become active listeners.

Jazz by Gary Giddins .