AUTHORS: Martin/Waters - ©2002
Explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in ragtime and blues through swing and bebop to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Extensive, accessible Listening Guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Free with every book, the Audio Jazz Primer CD allows sudents to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book.
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