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Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years, 2nd Edition

Essential Jazz: The …,9780495505259
  • AUTHORS: Martin/Waters - ©2009

  • ISBN10: 0-495-50525-0

  • ISBN13: 978-0-495-50525-9

A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e, delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text 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, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text’s flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to learners with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz.

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  • ISBN10: 0495505250

  • ISBN13: 9780495505259

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