Essential Jazz (Book Only) / Edition 3

Essential Jazz (Book Only) / Edition 3

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Essential Jazz (Book Only) / Edition 3

A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz, from its 19th century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz.

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ISBN-13: 9781133964605
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,223,812
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jazz Basics. 1. Roots. 2. Early Jazz. 3. The Swing Era. 4. The Bebop Era. 5. The Fifties and New Jazz Substyles. 6. The Sixties. 7. Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk Fusion. 8. Jazz Since the 1980s.

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