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In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the . Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry. 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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Open gidrins photo in gallery: And Ellington, a native of Washington, deliberately moved jazz away from its Southern roots, “channelling the city’s gxry into something “smart, urban, fast moving, glittery, independent and motivated. Jun 02, Walton rated it liked it Shelves: Jgasman rated it really liked it Aug 13, There are LOTS of great interactive features with this book and it even comes with 4 cd’s chronicling the history. Jaco Pastorious, who anchored Weather Report, was the first sideman to play the electric bass exclusively, scorning the upright model.

Want to Read saving…. Apr 18, Sam Poole rated it liked it Shelves: A most excellent text on the subject.

Review: Jazz, by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux

Matt rated it really liked it Jan 13, Clear agenda missed at points. Cristian Constantinescu rated it it was amazing Feb 02, Jan 18, Paul Peterson rated it liked it.


Count Basie plays the piano in a file photo. Quick read and pretty complete.

In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America’s unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight, and the passion of unabashed fans. In gifdins vein, and on another not dissimilar form, may we also recommend Delta Blues by Ted Gioia.

I didn’t have the accompanying CDs, but own a number of the described pieces. Excellent source for jazz aficionados and great overview for the casual listener, like myself.

Video Demo In this short demo, watch how our interactive listening guides provide students the help they need to hear and understand the essential features of each work as they listen. Jazz by Gary Giddins and Scott Deveaux. It is also dense, demanding and fundamentally a scholarly text. Gary Giddins’s Visions of Jazzwhich won a bevy of awards inbelongs in the first category.

IN additional to social and good biographical treatments, Giddens and his sidekick break history into analytic clusters especially beginning with Modern Jazz, i.

DeVeaux provides academic clout and formal rigor, bringing to bear a strong foundation in musicological methodology. History of jazz through its music with second by second analysis of key songs.

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. In all a comprehensive history of the art, with audio examples.


Giddins and DeVeaux make readers think about jazz in new ways. Follow us on Twitter globeandmail Opens in a new window.

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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. Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the av Hey guess what Ken Burns? This is an excellent scottt. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years.

Kenny Chesney never had to deal with this kind of stuff. No eBook available Amazon. Published October 26th by W. Article text size A. Jelly Roll Morton, who made the first truly great jazz recordings, was first ridiculed and then almost completely forgotten by the time gzry breathed his last in We all probably know a jazz buff.