The Resource How to listen to jazz, Ted Gioia

How to listen to jazz, Ted Gioia

Label
How to listen to jazz
Title
How to listen to jazz
Statement of responsibility
Ted Gioia
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jazz is the great American art form, its very essence is predicated on freedom and creativity. Its sound unequivocally calls forth narratives of past struggles and future dreams. Yet jazz can be as inscrutable as it is mesmerizing, especially to outsiders who don't know what to make of improvisation or unexpected shifts in melody or tempo. How does a casual listener learn to understand and appreciate the nuances between the unapologetic and innovative sounds of Louis Armstrong, the complexity of Coleman Hawkin's saxophone, and the exotic and alluring compositions of Duke Ellington? How does Thelonius Monk fit in alongside Benny Goodman and John Coltrane? In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively, accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz. Covering everything from the music's structure and history to the basic building blocks of improvisation, Gioia shows exactly what to listen for in a jazz performance. He shares listening strategies that will help readers understand and appreciate jazz for the rest of their lives, and provides a history of the major movements in jazz right up to the present day. He concludes with a guide to 150 elite musicians who are setting the tone for 21st century jazz. Both an appreciation and an introduction to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to the world of music
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gioia, Ted
Dewey number
781.65/117
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
Label
How to listen to jazz, Ted Gioia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921864226
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465060894
Lccn
2016000587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
How to listen to jazz, Ted Gioia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn921864226
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465060894
Lccn
2016000587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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