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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Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book. When the authors talk about a person, effect, type of music form or whatever, there’s a selection that illustrates audiates? Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Shelves: Loads of incite and information. You can’t help but get caught up in the drama. This is what makes it so excellent. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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To see deveauz your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Deveaux states the facts surely and covers the same devraux but it was refreshing to read about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler among others. Clear agenda missed at points.

Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: The unique listening guides elevate this book to the “it was incredible” level of a a five star rating. Preview — Recordings by Scott DeVeaux.

By signing up you agree to W. This history of jazz book, Scott DeVeaux’s imaginatively titled “Jazz” is the slight winner of the two. Thanks for telling us deveaus the problem. This comprehensive 4-CD set features 75 works recorded from to the present.


Allen rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Apr 23, Mark rated it it was amazing. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux have achieved a monumental feat by creating a history of jazz that will appeal to academicians and aficionados alike.

Carefully selected by Giddins and DeVeaux and mazz by Sony with attention to top quality audio, these recordings of both landmark works and innovative departures from the standard canon showcase the breadth and scope of jazz. For this and other reasons no lyrics, difficult listening at timesjazz never seemed quite worth the effort.

Connie Poor rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this most misunderstood of American art forms. Great look at the progression of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop to Fusion and beyond.

History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs. Gregory rated it liked it May 30, Covers major and minor artists, short chapters with music CD’s extra purchase that follows the book. Annoying tendency to downplay race deveeaux identity politics to focus on strict history.

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I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. The jxzz includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. I found new insight in close listenings of things like Art Tatum’s “Over the Rainbow.

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Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.

Yasmin marked it as to-read Oct 28, Jazz didn’t die when Coltrane did. This isn’t to say that jazz is for everyone, but this book sure makes it sound inviting. Account Options Sign in.

DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. Quick read and pretty complete. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Heck, they even explain what a “measure” is!

Open Deveajx See a Problem? Description This streamlined second edition exposes students to the expressive power of jazz and brings its greatest players to life.

I was able to greatly expand my jazz artist lists on pandora. According to the introduction there are 7 A most excellent text on the subject. There are even dveaux laudatory comments about landmark rock albums.