Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years

Henry Martin

311 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 0534638104


Language: English

Publish: July 5, 2004


A COMPLETE JAZZ A GREAT BOOK AND A COMPLETE LISTENING PACKAGE AT ONE UNBEATABLE PRICE. Includes all the music in the book and the Jazz Audio Primer Aimed specifically at non-majors, this brief text explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, ESSENTIAL JAZZ devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book’s flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation appeals to students who do not have a strong background in music. Extensive, accessible Listening Guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Free with every book, two CD’s include all the musical examples from the text, as well as an “Audio Jazz Primer” that allows students to hear the key terms, basic music concepts, and jazz instruments discussed in the book.

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