The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early s is just one To help you hear — really hear — Giddins and DeVeaux. JAZZ Scott Deveaux and Gary Giddins _e19_p indd 11/24/08 PM JAZZ i 11/24/ The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of.

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Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did. Jgasman rated it really liked jwzz Aug 13, Women at the Wheel: Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this most misunderstood of American art forms.

It’s that way with music, too. Gregory rated it liked it May 30, I’ve known a few. Beyond the descriptions and definitions 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. Nice people in general, but their complete submersion and downright sorry snobbery about all other forms of music can be more than a little off-putting.


I love Kenny Barronbut I don’t think Kenny ever played better piano than he does here.

Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

This looks cool and all, and Joanne even has the accompanying boxed set of CDs. He was so neglected, but he could play anything. Where Burn’s book wins is there is more emotional involvement but because of that emotion it is less concise and Burns plays favorites.

The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: Two introductory chapters covering instrumentation, musical elements, and jazz forms and practices serve the second goal, as do analyses of seventy-eight listening examples across the volume.

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. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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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 buff. This is what makes it so excellent.

Aug 26, Matt rated it really liked it. It’s almost insignificant what the other musicians are doing jwzz him, as long as they don’t get in his way.


Timothy rated it really liked it Dec 02, A most excellent text on the subject. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond. Co-writer Gary Giddins appeared in the Ken Burns Jazz series, but for my money this book gives a more balanced treatment giving a fair coverage jaaz music beyond the 60s.

Giddins picks five songs from his list of entry-way jazz recordings.

November 17, 9: Clear agenda missed at points. Good views on musical theory and aspects.

Jazz by Gary Giddins

I had little to no knowledge of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed. Jaki Byard is a great favorite of mine.

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