This abridged version of Jazz Styles was developed in response to requests for an introductory book offering the clarity and accuracy of Jazz Styles with 1/2 the size, 1/4 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles. Using a simple, yet lively writing style, and an abundance of illustrations, it is easily accessible to readers with no previous knowledge of music―or any technical sophistication.
Written by an active jazz musician and eminent jazz historian, this brief yet substantive introduction to jazz examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 40 historically significant jazz musicians. These styles include early jazz (Dixieland); swing; bebop; cool jazz; hard bop; avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s; and jazz-rock fusion.
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"...the best approach to contemporary classroom jazz education extant."--Jazz Times
"...clearly a text designed to fit a ten-week college quarter; but it can also serve nicely as an informative introduction to jazz for novice fans...Gridley manages to touch most of the important musical baes with chapters devoted to early jazz, swing, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop avant-garde and fusion...a few hours with the Concise Guide to Jazz will add immeasurably to one's enjoyment of the music."--Jazz ForumFrom the Back Cover:
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.Special Features
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