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Jazz / Edition 2

Jazz / Edition 2

by Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins


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Jazz / Edition 2

All That Jazz—Total Access to the music and the players.
This streamlined second edition exposes students to the expressive power of jazz and brings its greatest players to life. With an emphasis on engagement with the music, this new text gives students all the guidance and inspiration they need to fully understand jazz. Now with Total Access, Jazz offers students a package without match—streaming music of 77 classic masterpieces and little-known gems, robust Listening Guides, a media-rich ebook, outstanding video, and a gripping narrative—all at an unbeatable price.

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ISBN-13: 9780393937060
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 475
Sales rank: 367,001
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Scott DeVeaux is a nationally recognized jazz scholar whose 1997 book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History won the American Book Award, an ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.

Gary Giddins is the Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York. He was the Village Voice jazz columnist for over 30 years and remains a preeminent jazz critic who received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903–1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; Warning Shadows; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP–Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.

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