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The history of jazz

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of jazz as it has never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which jazz evolved.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Gioia
ISBN: 0195090810 9780195090819 019512653X 9780195126532
OCLC Number: 36245922
Description: 471 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The prehistory of jazz --
2. New Orleans jazz --
3. The jazz age --
4. Harlem --
5. The swing era --
6. Modern jazz --
7. The fragmentation of jazz styles --
8. Freedom and beyond.
Responsibility: Ted Gioia.
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if you wanted to introduce someone to jazz with a single book, this would be a good choice. Kirkus Reviews

 
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