Jazz Styles: History and Analysis

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This broad and encompassing survey provides a rich, informative, and chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on its origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and the personalities that have contributed to this innovative form of music. Discussions of benchmark styles with point-by-point differentiation cover early jazz, swing, bop, hard bop, cool jazz, " free" jazz, and jazz-rock fusion--highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era. For musicians and non-musicians alike--to increase their appreciation and enjoyment of jazz.

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textformat=02> This broad and encompassing survey provides a rich, informative, and chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on its origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and the personalities that have contributed to this innovative form of music.

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"...iconoclastic, brilliant, unique ...provocative" — Jazz Journalists Association




"...a splendid textbook ...a cornerstone for any jazz book collection." — American Library Association




"...Teaching students HOW to listen and what to listen FOR in jazz ...a highly effective textbook for students who have had little or no exposure to jazz ...a broad, penetrating view of jazz history ...luminously clear..." — Down Beat




"...a work of immense value not only to educators and players, but also to nonmusicians and jazz fans of all persuasions ...neat summaries of important jazz innovators and musical trends ...an instructor could use the Gridley book to accommodate a wide variety of learning situations..." — Jazz Times




"...best all-around text on the market..." — The Black Perspective in Music


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