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The jazz standards : a guide to the repertoire

Author: Ted Gioia
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive guide tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The author draws on his deep personal experience with jazz music to outline the history and significance of the compositions and tell how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Discography
Music
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Gioia
ISBN: 9780199937394 0199937397
OCLC Number: 757134348
Description: xv, 527 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ted Gioia.
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This comprehensive guide tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The author draws on his deep personal experience with jazz music to outline the history and significance of the compositions and tell how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists.

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Apart from his elegant prose style, the first thing you notice about Ted Gioia's approach to his subject is that the music clearly gives him no end of pleasure. Clive Davis, Independent A monument to Read more...

 
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