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The History of Jazz By Ted Gioia

The History of Jazz
by Ted Gioia

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Newly revised and updated version of Ted Gioia's iconic The History of Jazz.
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The History of Jazz Summary


The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia

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.

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The History of Jazz Reviews


The mass of information is structured by a strong linear narrative and is carried along by Gioia's poetic turn of phrase. One of the best, and most even-handed, surveys of jazz and its literature. * Financial Times *

About Ted Gioia


Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. The first edition of his The History of Jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post, and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times. He is also the author of Delta Blues, West Coast Jazz, Work Songs and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool.

Table of Contents


1. The Prehistory of Jazz ; 2. New Orleans Jazz ; 3. The Jazz Age ; 4. Harlem ; 5. The Swing Era ; 6. Modern Jazz ; 7. The Fragmentation of Jazz Styles ; 8. Freedom and Fusion ; 9. Traditionalists and Post-Modernists ; 10. Jazz in the New Millennium

Additional information

GOR004730964
The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia
Ted Gioia
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2011-05-09
452
0195399706
9780195399707
N/A
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