How To Listen To Jazz

byTed Gioia

Paperback | September 19, 2017

How To Listen To Jazz by Ted Gioia
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An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz
In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America's premier art forms. 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 jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals 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 and better appreciate America's greatest contribution to music.

"Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." -Economist

Title:How To Listen To JazzFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465093493

ISBN - 13:9780465093496

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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