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The History of Jazz
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 9, 2011
Pages 444
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195399707
ISBN-10 0195399706
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present.
Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born.


Editions
Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (October 24, 1997)
9780195090819 | details & prices | 471 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $40.00
About: A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself
Paperback
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2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 9, 2011)
9780195399707 | details & prices | 444 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world.
Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 17, 1998)
9780195126532 | details & prices | 428 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439503201 | details & prices | 428 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.68 lbs | List price $28.99
About: Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans.

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