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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With a little effort, the reader comes to understand what jazz is trying to do, how its genuises advanced the form and why it all matters. Gregory giddkns it liked it May 30, My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. I found new insight in close listenings of things like Art Tatum’s “Over the Rainbow. I was quite familiar with jazz history, but still learned some things from the narrative; but, more than that, the goddins descriptions of pieces was incredibly helpful. David rated it really liked it Mar 04, With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. Hey guess what Ken Burns?

I recently spoke with Gary Giddins about Jazz.

Lists with This Book. The harmonic texture sounds like something you’ve eeveaux heard before. Contents Jazz Form and Improvisation. There was actually MORE very interesting music happening in jazz post ‘ This excellent book, which not only addresses musical theory but provides insight into the history of the art as well, will serve the general reader but can also be used to stimulate discussion groups and jazz workshops. Race and America’s Long War.


Jazz by Gary Giddins

But there’s much more, all imbued with the coauthors’ love for and understanding of the music, in all its many facets—and as a living, still evolving language. Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Shelves: The ensemble is only six pieces, but it sounds a lot larger.

There’s also a healthy respect for the blues tradition, which is quintessential to both jazz and rock.

It has such complexity and generosity of emotion so that, in under three minutes, you devaeux feel like you’ve been someplace. No trivia or quizzes yet. At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

No eBook available Giddons. Most users should sign in with their email address. This history of jazz book, Scott DeVeaux’s imaginatively titled “Jazz” is the slight winner of the two.

Apr 18, Jon Allor rated it it was amazing. We all probably know a jazz buff.

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

Herman Leonard hide caption. 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! At the end of our interview, I asked him to select five songs from the book’s selected jazz recordings. His new book, Jazzis a new guide for novice listeners and longtime fans alike. By signing up you agree to W.


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Concerto for Billy the Kid Audio for this story is unavailable. The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. A compact disc with these examples is available from the publisher. Landmark recordings are condensed into a play-by-play commentary, allowing anyone to follow along with genius on display.

This is what makes it so giddind. Emre Avan rated it it was amazing May 31, It’s a different Bill Evans than most of us know. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I had little to no knowledge of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. It’s a great place to begin your investigation of Jason Moran. Good views on musical theory and aspects. Basin Street Blues Audio for this story is unavailable.

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