Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2019

400 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190925901

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Listening to Jazz

Second Edition

Benjamin Bierman

  • Full treatment of all jazz eras--with coverage of women's and Spanish-Caribbean musicians' contributions to jazz woven throughout
  • Section overviews provide historical context for the development of jazz and show how cultural/social movements shaped and were shaped by the music
  • Balanced coverage of jazz history and culture, performance, and listening skills
  • In-depth "Listening Guide" and "Listening Focus" boxes build students' listening skills on a variety of levels

New to this Edition:

  • A media-rich enhanced eBook--included with all new copies of the printed text, and also available for separate purchase--incorporates streaming audio, interactive listening guides, performance videos, and other resources designed to enrich the learning experience and provide a more direct connection between the content of the text and the music at the heart of the course
  • New "Viewing Focus" features highlight twenty-five historic videos of key performances by major artists, from Count Basie to John Coltrane
  • Expanded treatments of social and cultural issues such as race and gender provide crucial context to the discussion of jazz
  • Redesigned "Listening Guides" and "Listening Focus" features make it easier for you to follow along with pieces you are encountering for the first time

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