The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazzby Samuel F., Jr. Piazza, Samuel F. Jr. Piazza
Here is a brilliant and deeply informed overview of jazz history, one which gives a rich sense of who the major figures were and how they fit in with one another while showing the reader what to listen for and which recordings are indispensable for a full experience of the music. No other book fuses a singular examination of the key recordings with a presentation of the entire sweep of the music's classic period to provide the listener with such a useful and spirited companion.
About the Author:
Tom Piazza writes about jazz and other American music for the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, New Republic, and Village Voice. He is a former professional jazz pianist and a graduate of Williams College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop; his short fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines.
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