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The history of jazz

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Gioia
ISBN: 9780195399707 0195399706
OCLC Number: 639521189
Description: 444 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The prehistory of jazz --
New Orleans jazz --
The Jazz Age --
Harlem --
The Swing Era --
Modern jazz --
The fragmentation of jazz styles --
Freedom and fusion --
Traditionalists and postmodernists --
Jazz in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Ted Gioia.
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The mass of information is structured by a strong linear narrative and is carried along by Gioia's poetic turn of phrase. One of the best, and most even-handed, surveys of jazz and its literature. Read more...

 
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