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Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

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Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed’s complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and ...
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Overview

Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed’s complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and recommended listening, plus appendices on jazz singers, record guides, and more.

Infinitely readable and highly entertaining, Jazz 101 is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786191260
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 7 CDs, 9 hrs. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Part 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Recordings and Performance 13
3 Defining Jazz 18
4 Elements 25
5 Forms 35
6 Improvisation, Composition, and Arranging 43
7 Sources 53
8 Listening to Jazz 61
9 The Clubs 67
Part 2
10 Jazz Styles 79
11 The Beginnings of Jazz 87
12 1900-1925: New Orleans 96
13 Beyond New Orleans 116
14 1925-1940: Swing 126
Part 3
15 The 1940s: Revivalism 151
16 Five Who Helped Make a Revolution 155
17 Bebop 160
18 The 1950s: Cool Jazz 175
19 West Coast Jazz 184
20 Hard Bop, Soul Music, and Funk 192
21 The Organ Trio 198
22 Post-Bebop Improvisation, c. 1956 200
Part 4
23 1959: Multiple Revolutions 209
24 Free Jazz 223
25 Third Stream 244
Part 5
26 The 1970s 251
27 Jazz-Rock 260
28 The 1980s and 1990s 269
29 Europe 278
30 Acid Jazz, Drum 'n' Bass, Neo-Swing 283
31 What's Next? 289
Appendix 1 Jazz Singing 293
Appendix 2 A Guide to the Record Guides 300
Appendix 3 Jazz on the Internet 306
Appendix 4 Jazz at the Movies 314
Appendix 5 Selected Bibliography 318
Appendix 6 Records by Mail 338
Appendix 7 Current Reading 341
Index 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Nice overview of jazz for us non-musical folks.

    Short, well-organized history and description of jazz. LIves up to its name: Jazz 101. I skimmed over the technical parts and enjoyed the historical and personal information that it provided.

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