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How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz

Author Ted Gioia
Publisher Basic Books
Publication Date 2017-09-19
Section Music / New Titles - Paperback
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780465093496

"Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." --The Economist In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.

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