Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

by John Szwed

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Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John Szwed

Anyone interested in learning about a distinct music—jazz—will welcome this newest addition to the popular 101 reference series. Noted anthropologist, critic, and musical scholar John F. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the music's tangled history, and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become North America's most popular music and then part of the avant garde in less than fifty years. Jazz 101 presents the key figures, history, theory, and controversies that shaped its development, along with a discussion of some of its most important recordings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786884964
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/23/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 297,474
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

John F. Szwed is currently a professor of anthropology, African and African-American studies, music, and American studies at Yale University. He has written seven books on music and African-American culture and numerous articles and reviews on related subjects. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Part 1
2Recordings and Performance13
3Defining Jazz18
6Improvisation, Composition, and Arranging43
8Listening to Jazz61
9The Clubs67
Part 2
10Jazz Styles79
11The Beginnings of Jazz87
121900-1925: New Orleans96
13Beyond New Orleans116
141925-1940: Swing126
Part 3
15The 1940s: Revivalism151
16Five Who Helped Make a Revolution155
18The 1950s: Cool Jazz175
19West Coast Jazz184
20Hard Bop, Soul Music, and Funk192
21The Organ Trio198
22Post-Bebop Improvisation, c. 1956200
Part 4
231959: Multiple Revolutions209
24Free Jazz223
25Third Stream244
Part 5
26The 1970s251
28The 1980s and 1990s269
30Acid Jazz, Drum 'n' Bass, Neo-Swing283
31What's Next?289
Appendix 1Jazz Singing293
Appendix 2A Guide to the Record Guides300
Appendix 3Jazz on the Internet306
Appendix 4Jazz at the Movies314
Appendix 5Selected Bibliography318
Appendix 6Records by Mail338
Appendix 7Current Reading341

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Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.