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The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early s is just one To help you hear — really hear — Giddins and DeVeaux. JAZZ Scott Deveaux and Gary Giddins _e19_p indd 11/24/08 PM JAZZ i 11/24/ The story of jazz as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner. In this vivid history of.

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Clear agenda missed at points. Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz.

Ddveaux telling the story of jazz in its full cultural, musical, political, social, economic, and historical context, Giddins and DeVeaux have given us one hell of a kick-ass book! Most users should sign in with their email address.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux have achieved a monumental feat by creating a history of jazz that will appeal to academicians and aficionados alike.

Two introductory chapters covering instrumentation, musical elements, and jazz forms and practices serve the second goal, as do analyses of seventy-eight listening examples across the volume. Norton’s gdidins policy and terms of use. Jaki Byard is a great favorite of mine. There are even some laudatory comments about landmark rock albums.

With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz is also an arresting visual history of a century of music. Gregory rated it liked it May 30, But there’s much more, all imbued with the coauthors’ love for and understanding of the music, in all its many facets—and as a living, still evolving language.

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Basin Street Blues Audio for this story is unavailable. According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject. Sign In Forgot password? It’s almost insignificant what the other musicians are doing around him, as long as they don’t get in his way.


Jazz by Gary Giddins

The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. Quick read and pretty complete. Jazz studies usually focus on facts and figures or appreciation and interpretation. Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins. I have no musical training and wouldn’t know a harmonic change if it bit me in the butt, so I need something to “show” me what they’re talking about.

Jan 18, Paul Peterson rated it liked it. Published October 26th by W. Which makes it more of a project than a book, so I’m psyched to get to it sometime when I have a month of Sundays to kill.

So many kudos to DeVeaux’s history for not disregarding my heroes. November 17, 9: Fantastic introduction to jazz and its many paths and variants throughout the 20th century.

Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books. I got this from a college library, so I don’t know if the general edition from a bookstore would include this, but mine included 4 CDs, the Norton Jazz Recordings. James rated it really liked it Jul giddinw, It’s that way with music, too.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Women at the Wheel: At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in We all probably know a jazz buff.

I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease sign up. You’re just listening to two great instrumentalists [Byard and saxophonist Roland Kirk ] showing what they can do, having the time of their lives, interacting and just playing everything they know on a ballad.


Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. It just sits well with Getz’s timbre and approach, and Kenny is like a great fielder, cradling every note he plays. The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. This record is just one of these sessions that they probably did in six hours in one day. There are LOTS of great interactive features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history.

We all probably know a jazz buff. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about “simple” music i. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site. People thought there was something ironic or humorous about that, but he took it all serious.

DeVeaux’s book is slightly more academic but if you are looking to learn about all the forms of jazz this is the book for you. Scott rated it really liked it Feb 13,