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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A compact disc with these examples is available from the publisher. I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. 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!

It’s that way with music, too.

Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, Video Demo In this short demo, watch how our interactive listening guides provide students the help they need to hear and understand the essential features of each work as they listen. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up.

Deveaux states the facts surely and covers the same ground but it was refreshing to read about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler among others.

At times Burns seems to be writing a dual giddisn of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth—and with passion. I had little to no knowledge of the subject, but after this am much more well-informed.

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Gary Giddins: 101 Ways To Get Into ‘Jazz’

George Russell basically gave him the chords of ‘I’ll Remember April’ as a harmonic grid to improvise. 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.

The ensemble is only six pieces, but it sounds a lot larger. Charles Yaris rated it it was amazing Jun 21, No trivia or quizzes yet. It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will surely keep it close at hand as an essential reference. With Jazz, the musicologist Scott DeVeaux and the jazz critic Gary Giddins seek to present an innovative jazz history survey, one more attuned to social contexts and better at initiating listeners than existing works.

Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond. Return to Book Page.

The unique listening guides elevate this book to the “it was incredible” level of a a five star rating. I didn’t have deeaux accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i.

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.

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


With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Giddinx beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns?

Here, he pounds the keys like he’s Professor Longhairlike his fingers jjazz pistons. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story.

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Clear agenda missed at points. Web Resources Gary Giddins’ Site. Women at the Wheel: James rated it really liked it Jul 28, There’s also a healthy respect for the blues tradition, which is quintessential to both jazz and rock.

This history of jazz book, Scott DeVeaux’s imaginatively titled “Jazz” is the slight winner of the two. Related articles in Google Scholar. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books.

Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, yet written in an entertaining and enjoyable narrative style, this is truly a book for jazz lovers of all backgrounds. Most users should sign in with their email address. There’s an absolutely breathtaking vocal and then the solo.

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