History of Jazz

ISBN-10: 0195399706

ISBN-13: 9780195399707

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Ted Gioia
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Description: Heralded as an instant classic, The History of Jazz told the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton ("the world's greatest hot tune writer"), Louis Armstrong (whose O-keh recordings of the mid-1920s still stand as the most significant body of work that jazz has produced), Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker's surgical precision of attack, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the Knitting Factory. Author Ted Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born. Now, Gioia offers a completely revised and expanded version of this bestselling book. Bringing the story up-to-date, he draws on his latest research and covers the full spectrum of the music's heritage and the contemporary jazz scene in an exciting survey that is a must-read for any jazz fan or newcomer to the music.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The Preustirt of Jazz
New Orleans Jazz
The Jazz Age
Harlem
The Swing Era
Modern Jazz
The Fragmentation of Jazz Styles
Freedom and Fusion
Traditionalists and Postmodernists
Jazz in the New Millennium
Notes
Further Reading
Recommended Listening
Acknowledgments
Index
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