Jazz for Dummies

Jazz for Dummies

[your Swingin' Guide to America's Greatest Music]

Book - 2006
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Includes a list of more than 100 recordings for your jazz collection


The fun and easy way to explore the world of jazz

Jazz is America's greatest music, but with over a century's worth of styles and artists, where do you begin? Relax! This hep cat's guide delivers the scoop on the masters and their music -- from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It's just what you need to tune in to the history and musical structure of jazz and become a more savvy listener.

Discover how to
* Understand the traits and roots of jazz
* Tune in to jazz styles, from big band to bebop
* Listen to great jazz artists
* Catch a live jazz performance
* Succeed in a jazz ensemble

Praise for Jazz For Dummies

"Now you can finally know about one of . . . America's greatest contributions to world culture."
--Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter

"Fun to read. . . . An important stepping stone to understanding this complex and profound music."
--James Moody, jazz saxophonist

"Dirk Sutro is madly in love with jazz and . . . he knows what he's talking about."
--"Chubby" Jackson, jazz bassist
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ. : Wiley Publishing, Inc., c2006.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780471768449
0471768448
Branch Call Number: 781. 65 SUT 2006
Characteristics: xvi, 366 p. : ill., ports.

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