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How to Listen to Jazz [Paperback]

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  • Category: Books
  • Author: Gioia, Ted
  • Author: Gioia, Ted
  • ISBN-10: 0465093493
  • ISBN-10: 0465093493
  • ISBN-13: 9780465093496
  • ISBN-13: 9780465093496
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Pages: 272
  • Pages: 272
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Item ID: 100383154
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An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz

InHow 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 Jazzis 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

Ted Gioiais a music historian and the author of eleven books, includingHow to Listen to Jazz. His three previous books on the social history of music-Work Songs,Healing Songs, andLove Songs-have each been honored with ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. Gioia's wide-ranging activities as a critic, scholar, performer and educator have established him as a leading global guide to music past, present, and future. Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees. Economist How to Listen to Jazzis an effort to teach casual listeners how'careful listening can demystify virtually all of the intricacies and marvelsof jazz.' New York Times How to Listen to Jazzfills an important and obvious gap byoffering a sensible and jargon-free introduction to what Gioia calls 'the mostjoyous sound invented during the entire course of twentieth-century music.' Thebook deserves a place alongside such classic works of jazz criticism as MartinWilliams'sThe Jazz Tradition,Will Friedwald's

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