Journals Higher Education



09 May 2011

452 Pages | 10 photographs

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195399707

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The History of Jazz

Second Edition

Ted Gioia

  • A well-written, widely-researched, enjoyable read for both fans and scholars of jazz
  • Features descriptions of all the important players and places in jazz history
  • Begins with the earliest roots of jazz and concludes in the present

New to this Edition:

  • Covers the leading jazz instrumentalists of the decade since the first edition's publication
  • Explores how changes in technology and distribution have affected the music
  • Addresses in greater detail "Smooth Jazz," jazz-oriented hip-hop and other controversial subgenres
  • Provides more insight into the economic underpinnings of jazz
  • Expands the focus on jazz outside of the United States

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