The Playboy Guide to Jazz

The Playboy Guide to Jazz

by Neil Tesser
     
 

From the roisterous jazz invention of Louis Armstrong to the cranky clockwork of Thelonious Monk, to the sleek transcontinental fusion of Pat Metheny, The Playboy Guide to Jazz evokes the living rhythm, exuberance, and complexity of America's most original and varied music tradition. Selecting and analyzing 250 of the best jazz CDs available, Playboy columnist and… See more details below

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From the roisterous jazz invention of Louis Armstrong to the cranky clockwork of Thelonious Monk, to the sleek transcontinental fusion of Pat Metheny, The Playboy Guide to Jazz evokes the living rhythm, exuberance, and complexity of America's most original and varied music tradition. Selecting and analyzing 250 of the best jazz CDs available, Playboy columnist and noted jazz critic Neil Tesser gives you a "hands-on" history of recorded jazz, placing such key artists as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Wynton Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck, and their seminal recordings into context. In this guide, you'll find: A list of the 50 essential CDs for the new jazz listener; detailed explorations of the rich and distinguished heritage of jazz - the improvisations, mutations of style, distinctive compositions and multilayered vocals; a chronological history of the evolution of jazz; the crucial milestones and markers in the history of recorded jazz; and up-to-date information on long-unavailable albums, new compilations, and CD box sets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452276482
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.85(d)

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