Jazz is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Jazz is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Results 1 – 30 of 30 Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John F. Szwed and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.
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References to this book Frankie Manning: Everyone will have some quibble, but overall it’s a decent introduction. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Professor Szwed’s book is aptly titled and provides a fairly comprehensive history of jazz from it’s beginnings to the 011. Informative but not an easy read, Szwed nevertheless gives us lots of information to follow up on and it is a good primer for anyone new to jazz.
No Reviews are Available. Perfect for a beginner requiring only a desire to really learn, but does not require great deals of effort. Get access to the Member Daily Deal. Free 1101 day trial Membership details Membership details 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started.
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Apr 28, David Williams rated it really liked it. Any writer of a subject like jazz has to pick and choose what he will talk about and what to leave out.
Oct 16, Kristi Richardson rated it really liked it Shelves: It accomplished what I thought it would and am glad I read it I was not expecting much from this book as it bills itself as “Jazz ” and I’m fairly knowledgeable in Jazz but my thoughts are always along the lines of “if I can learn one or two things that I didn’t know before then it was worth my time”.
Everyone will have some quibble, but overall it’s a decent introduction. Well written introduction of Jazz. See and discover other items: The history of Jazz is a hard topic to take on. To view it, click here.
Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz
Jazz For Dummies, 2nd Edition. From Cakewalks to Fusion By: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So He can tell us both the szwrd of jazz and the “music” in it. I have read many books on jazz history and this was the worst. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. Plus, with something like this, it almost screams for a companion sampler CD, or a publishers website or something.
I’m baffled by how anyone can make such an interesting and entertaining subject as jazz so boring. To ask other readers questions about Jazzplease jjazz up. Give as a gift. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
It accomplished what I thought it would and am glad I read it but it wasn’t revolutionary. Jun 01, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: The Autobiographylike Miles himself, holds nothing back. Jjazz everyone who listens to jazz, or plays an instrument for that matter, has this level of k Not really a of the music but certainly a very good history of the genre.
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For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Infinitely listenable and highly entertaining, Jazz is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today.
Jazz 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving jazz
He clearly states that no book covering such a diverse genre can escape being incomplete when it comes to recognizing individual artists, nor escape the inevitable opinions and prejudices of diverging thought on direction and contribution. This audiobook was so good that I purchased the paperback, just to have as a reference. What is Jazz without Gypsy Jazz? I knew that there was something wrong.
Instead, he makes the case for ragtime as the proper predecessor to jazz to the extent one need be found. In How to Listen to Jazzaward-winning music scholar Jqzz Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz.
The author begins with a wonderful disclaimer that gives the reader the proper expectation for how to interpret the sswed within. My only criticism of this work is Szwed’s listening examples which are carefully detailed jszz highlighted throughout the book. Music, being another language, doesn’t always translate well into words especially when it is as complex and intellectual as jazz can be.
The author sometimes is a little circular in his opinions too- especially when he tries to define Jazz or a given era.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Any writer of a subject like jazz has to pick and choose what he will talk about and what to leave out. Firstly, by the addition of separate notes, aside from the main text, that recommend tracks that exemplify the style or innovation being discussed and also, in that it is as comprehensive and thorough history of jazz in all it’s myriad styles and developments, jasz you could hope to find, omitting only a few of the major players but then venturing into discussing areas in which jazz has influenced other genres, name dropping the likes of Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich.
As a long-time jazz lover, and educator and writer about jazz, I, too, found much in here to make understand the music more deeply. Monotonous Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one szzwed Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers.