Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years

4.37 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780495505259: Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e, delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, 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, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to learners with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz.

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

About the Author:

Henry Martin is Professor of Music at Rutgers University--the country's only program that grants a degree in jazz scholarship. He has enjoyed a dual career as an award-winning composer-pianist and a music theorist specializing in jazz and the Western tonal tradition. Albany Records released his SELECTED PIANO MUSIC CD in 2010, and in 2004 Bridge Records released his CD PRELUDES AND FUGUES, with Martin performing. He is coeditor of the ANNUAL REVIEW OF JAZZ STUDIES, and his books include CHARLIE PARKER AND THEMATIC IMPROVISATION, COUNTERPOINT, and ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e.

Review:

"Martin and Waters provides an excellent introduction to the sounds and central issues of jazz history. It corrects several inaccuracies and inadequacies of previous introductory texts and provides the most complete coverage of contemporary developments in the music. The authors present detailed and insightful musical commentary and provide students and instructors with excellent topical questions to provoke further discussion."

"The tables summarizing stylistic characteristics of particular genres are especially important for students new to jazz who need something to grab onto when studying for exams."

"The authors do a very good job of presenting a narrative without making it seem teleological."

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780495656708: Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0495656704 ISBN 13:  9780495656708
Publisher: Schirmer G Books, 2009
Softcover

9780534638108: Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years (with CD-ROM)

Schirmer, 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin, Henry, Waters, Keith
Published by Schirmer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110495505250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 152.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Martin, Henry, Waters, Keith
Published by Schirmer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0495505250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 157.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Henry Martin, Keith Waters
Published by Schirmer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0495505250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 186.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Henry Martin
Published by Schirmer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. 2. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0495505250n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 387.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Waters, Keith; Martin, Henry
Published by Schirmer (2008)
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Davinci Book Company, Inc
(Midland Park, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. NEW TEXTBOOK-SHIPS WITH EMAILED TRACKING. Seller Inventory # Sep18-9780495505259

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 496.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Martin, Henry; Waters, Keith
Published by Schirmer
ISBN 10: 0495505250 ISBN 13: 9780495505259
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
SGS Trading Inc
(Franklin Lakes, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Schirmer. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0495505250 New US Edition Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Seller Inventory # Z0495505250ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 560.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds