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Publisher Comments:

In this vivid history of jazz, from its roots in the late 19th century to the present, two exceptional authors, a leading scholar and a respected critic, write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

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A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors--a leading scholar and a respected critic.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive 4-CD set features 75 works recorded from 1916 to the present. Carefully selected by Giddins and DeVeaux and produced by Sony with attention to top quality audio, these recordings of both landmark works and innovative departures from the standard canon showcase the breadth and scope of jazz.

Synopsis:

Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

About the Author

Scott DeVeaux is a nationally recognized jazz scholar whose 1997 book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History won the American Book Award, an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.Gary Giddins is the Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York. He was the Village Voice jazz columnist for over 30 years and remains a preeminent jazz critic who received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903-1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; Warning Shadows; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393978803
Author:
Deveaux, Scott
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Giddins, Gary
Author:
DeVeaux, Scott
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Student Ancillary
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
553
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8 x 1.3 in 3.675 lb

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Product details 553 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393978803 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A vivid history of jazz in a classroom text by two exceptional authors--a leading scholar and a respected critic.
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive 4-CD set features 75 works recorded from 1916 to the present. Carefully selected by Giddins and DeVeaux and produced by Sony with attention to top quality audio, these recordings of both landmark works and innovative departures from the standard canon showcase the breadth and scope of jazz.
"Synopsis" by , Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.
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