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How to listen to Jazz

Author: Ted Gioia; Peter Ganim
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Hachette Audio, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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An Economist Best Book of the Year"A radiantly accomplished writer...Gioia conveys his passion for the music with vivid description and shrewd judgements." -Wall Street JournalIn How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Gioia; Peter Ganim
ISBN: 9781478995616 1478995610
OCLC Number: 1004740103
Performer(s): Read by Peter Ganim.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 02 min., 51 sec.)) : digital.
Responsibility: Ted Gioia.

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An Economist Best Book of the Year"A radiantly accomplished writer...Gioia conveys his passion for the music with vivid description and shrewd judgements." -Wall Street JournalIn How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter 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 music."Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." -Economist"How to Listen to Jazz is a packed and useful introduction to the medium...You feel you are in good hands." -Weekly Standard

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