How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz

Description

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively, accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz. Covering everything from the music's structure and history to the basic building blocks of improvisation, Gioia shows exactly what to listen for in a jazz performance.

How does a casual listener learn to understand and appreciate the nuances between the unapologetic and innovative sounds of Louis Armstrong, the complexity of Coleman Hawkin's saxophone, and the exotic and alluring compositions of Duke Ellington? How does Thelonius Monk fit in alongside Benny Goodman and John Coltrane? He shares listening strategies that will help readers understand and appreciate the great American art form for the rest of their lives, and provides a history of the major movements in jazz right up to the present day. He concludes with a guide to 150 elite musicians who are setting the tone for 21st century jazz.

Both an appreciation and an introduction 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 the world of music.


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Details

Author(s)
Ted Gioia
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
145 x 211 x 19mm | 250g
Publication date
19 Sep 2017
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
BASIC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0465093493
ISBN13
9780465093496
Bestsellers rank
84,635