Concise Guide to Jazz / Edition 6

Concise Guide to Jazz / Edition 6

by Mark C. Gridley
     
 

ISBN-10: 020565942X

ISBN-13: 9780205659425

Pub. Date: 02/15/2009

Publisher: Pearson

This introductory text is the abridged version of Jazz Styles. Concise Guide to Jazz teaches students to appreciate jazz with its in-depth listening guides, 3 CD compilations of historic recordings, and a Demonstration CD that illustrates instrument sounds and how musicians make jazz.

Concise Guide to Jazz was developed in response to student and professor

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This introductory text is the abridged version of Jazz Styles. Concise Guide to Jazz teaches students to appreciate jazz with its in-depth listening guides, 3 CD compilations of historic recordings, and a Demonstration CD that illustrates instrument sounds and how musicians make jazz.

Concise Guide to Jazz was developed in response to student and professor requests for an introductory text offering the clarity and accuracy of Jazz Styles with 1/2 the size, 1/40 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles, in just 11 chapters. Written by an active jazz musician and jazz historian, this brief introduction examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 52 historic figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205659425
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Series:
MyJazzKit Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Listening Guides
Preface
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1What Is Jazz?1
Ch. 2How to Listen to Jazz9
Ch. 3The Origins of Jazz19
Ch. 4Early Jazz31
Ch. 5Swing55
Ch. 6Bebop83
Ch. 7Cool Jazz105
Ch. 8Hard Bop117
Ch. 9Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 70s139
Ch. 10Fusion155
AppElements of Music181
Guide to Album Buying213
A Small Basic Collection of Jazz Videos222
Glossary223
Index229

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