How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia 0465093493 9780465093496
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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 Americas premier art forms. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to todays leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrongs innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the musics 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 whos ever wanted to understand and better appreciate Americas greatest contribution to music.

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

Author: Ted Gioia

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 2017-09-19

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