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Explores the origins of jazz, explains how to listen to it, and discusses styles from early jazz through bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde, and fusion.
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The author tells what jazz is, how it originated, and how it is made. He emphasizes effective strategies to get the most out of listening to jazz. Focusing on 46 of the most historically significant musicians, Gridley offers a basic, first-time orientation to jazz.
Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who has lectured widely on jazz history and jazz appreciation for over thirty years. He has conducted field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, The Instrumentalist and Jazz Educators Journal. Gridley's Jazz Styles book is America's most widely used introduction to jazz. The Educational Press Association of America gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 4. Seller Inventory # DADAX0131826573
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110131826573
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0131826573