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. The M.J.Q.’s formative role in the “cool jazz” movement of the early off in JAZZ ( Norton, $), Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux’s weighty. Jazz by Scott DeVeaux, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Emre Avan rated it it was amazing May 31, I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. Art marked it as to-read Apr 17, Clear agenda missed at points. Cart Support Signed in as: From inside the book. Jon Allor added it May 24, Annoying tendency to downplay race and identity politics to focus on strict history. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.

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Preview — Jazz by Gary Giddins. Preview — Recordings by Scott DeVeaux. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. With vibrant photographs by legendary jazz chronicler Herman Leonard, Jazz devfaux also an arresting visual history of a century of music.

Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond.

According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject. With an emphasis on engagement with the music, this new text gives students all the guidance and inspiration they need to fully understand jazz. And the authors don’t stop with powerful character scogt. Heck, they even explain what a “measure” is!

Recordings: for Jazz by Scott DeVeaux

No trivia or quizzes yet. You can’t help but get caught up in the drama.

They explain what jazz is, where it came from, and who created it and why, all within the devesux context of American life and culture. To ask other readers questions deveuax Recordingsplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Quick read and pretty complete. Claire Whorton rated it really liked it Oct 26, Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz.

Daniel Denver rated it really liked it May 01, Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: If only a great book like “Jazz” was around 25 years ago. Account Options Sign in. Sprawling and enlightening at points, excessive and misguided at others. Loads of incite and information. Jazz studies usually focus deveakx facts and figures or appreciation and interpretation. This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes it sound inviting.