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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According to the introduction there are 78 Listening Guides to tracks, with “mostly nonmusicological descriptions of what happens from one passage to the next”, keyed to the track timer of a player. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up. This record is just one of these sessions that they probably did in six hours in one day. He was so neglected, but he could play anything.

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 gifdins groups and jazz workshops.

Cristian Constantinescu rated it it was amazing Feb 02, This new work skillfully blends both approaches in a deeply informed and analytical way that is clear for beginners According to the introduction there are 7 A most devaux text on the subject. Jazz studies usually focus on facts and figures or appreciation and interpretation.

It opens with a celeste, and it’s really corny. IN additional to social and good biographical treatments, Giddens and his sidekick break history into analytic clusters especially beginning with Modern Jazz, i. This is 20th century American cultural history at its finest. Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Deveux Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, Books by Gary Giddins. Attempting to make your way into jazz is never easy, but the jazz writer and cultural critic Gary Giddins has just made my favorite four-letter word a little more approachable.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Charles Yaris rated it it was amazing Jun 21, The story of jazz for the general reader as it has never been told before, from the inside out: Where Burn’s book wins is there is more emotional involvement but because of that emotion it is less concise and Burns plays favorites.

When Jason Moran did Modernisticyou realized that, in addition to all his incredible technique, he has both imagination and a rare intelligence that allows him to look in a lot of different directions. A lot of people ignored George because they thought he was too intellectual or too difficult. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history giedins a century of music.

There’s an absolutely breathtaking vocal and then the solo. Jan 18, Paul Peterson rated it liked it. Quick read and pretty complete. Related articles in Google Scholar.

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Jaki Byard is a great favorite of mine. Heck, they even explain what a “measure” is! The book includes analyses – down to the second – of several dozen tracks, most of which are easy to find and listen to on Spotify. Women at the Wheel: Excellent source for jazz aficionados devesux great overview for the casual listener, like myself.

Clear agenda missed at points.

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Open Preview See a Problem? The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. They explain what jazz is, where it devaux from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture.


Jazz by Gary Giddins.

You’re just listening to two great instrumentalists [Byard and saxophonist Roland Kirk ] showing what they can do, having the deveakx of their lives, interacting and just playing everything they know on a ballad.

Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns? If this record were made tomorrow, everybody would say how cutting-edge it is. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Jazs a different Bill Evans than most of us know. This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes it sound inviting.

From inside the book. It has such complexity and generosity of emotion so that, in under three minutes, you really feel like you’ve been someplace. We all probably know a jazz buff. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avantgarde to the radical diversity of today’s artists, Jazz describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect, and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of American history, commerce, and politics.

For permissions, please e-mail: I’ve known a few. Takes jazz knowledge and appreciation to the next level.

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. An Environmental History since James rated it really liked it Jul 28, Email alerts New issue alert.