Jazz: Essential Listening

4 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393935639: Jazz: Essential Listening
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The #1 text in the market―now in an Essentials Edition.

Jazz: Essential Listening provides all the materials students need to listen to, understand, and love jazz. Written by two master storytellers, this new brief text combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior eMedia package to reveal the excitement of America’s quintessential music. Authors Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Scott DeVeaux is a nationally recognized jazz scholar whose 1997 book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History won the American Book Award, an ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for more than 25 years.

Review:

This is without a doubt one of the best books on jazz ever written. Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux have achieved a monumental feat by creating a history of jazz that will appeal to academicians and aficionados alike. Thoroughly researched and carefully documented, yet written in an entertaining and enjoyable narrative style, this is truly a book for jazz lovers of all backgrounds. By telling the story of jazz in its full cultural, musical, political, social, economic, and historical context, Giddins and DeVeaux have given us one hell of a kick-ass book! -- David Baker, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Jazz Department, Indiana University

Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux's Jazz cuts through the gibberish, racial politics, and ideology that typify so much of contemporary jazz criticism. This excellent book, which not only addresses musical theory but provides insight into the history of the art as well, will serve the general reader but can also be used to stimulate discussion groups and jazz workshops. -- Ishmael Reed, author of Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections

Like no other history, Jazz involves the reader right from the start in an active listening role. The parsing of the selected recordings is brilliantly done, and this feature alone makes the book a must, for beginners and seasoned fans. But there's much more, all imbued with the coauthors' love for and understanding of the music, in all its many facets-and as a living, still evolving language. -- Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, and author of Liv

In an innovative departure from previous approaches to the history of American Jazz, this eagerly awaited new text by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux offers a unique combination of cutting-edge historical scholarship and experienced journalistic perspectives. This book is destined to become an important resource, one that confronts crucially important musical and social issues in depth-and with passion. -- George E. Lewis, Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University, and author of A Power Str

This extraordinary book is the one we've been waiting for-an exhaustive, multi-disciplinary, judiciously crafted history of jazz and its culture. It is sure to become the industry standard, cherished by students as well as aficionados, who may dispute its judgments but will surely keep it close at hand as an essential reference. -- Krin Gabbard, author of Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gary Giddins
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 82.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

DeVeaux, Scott
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

DeVeaux, Scott
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Scott DeVeaux; Gary Giddins
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2010)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jazz: Essential Listening provides all the materials students need to listen to, understand, and love jazz. Written by two master storytellers, this new brief text combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior eMedia package to reveal the excitement of America s quintessential music. Authors Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Seller Inventory # AAS9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jazz: Essential Listening provides all the materials students need to listen to, understand, and love jazz. Written by two master storytellers, this new brief text combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior eMedia package to reveal the excitement of America s quintessential music. Authors Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and culture. Seller Inventory # AAS9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2010)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Scott Deveaux
Published by W. W. Norton and Co. (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton and Co., 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Scott Deveaux (author)
Published by W. W. Norton 2012-12-28, New York (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton 2012-12-28, New York, 2012. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 95.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

DeVeaux, Scott
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2010)
ISBN 10: 0393935639 ISBN 13: 9780393935639
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0393935639

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book