JAZZ BY SCOTT DEVEAUX PDF

Start your review of Jazz Write a review Shelves: , music , history , jazz , non-fiction Hey guess what Ken Burns? Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz. But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and "not jazz" then how you gonna argue with Wynton? Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the Hey guess what Ken Burns? Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books.

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Start your review of Jazz Write a review Shelves: , music , history , jazz , non-fiction Hey guess what Ken Burns? Young musicians picked up instruments and pushed the envelope, extending what could be done in jazz. But hey if Wynton said nothing happened after 68 and the avant garde was meaningless and "not jazz" then how you gonna argue with Wynton?

Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the Hey guess what Ken Burns? Having read two history of jazz books from the New Orleans beginnings until present in the past year this negation of the avant garde by Burns seems the differing factors in the two books.

At times Burns seems to be writing a dual biography of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington rather than a complete history. Deveaux states the facts surely and covers the same ground but it was refreshing to read about the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler among others.

I love jazz. I gave both of these history of jazz books a "4 rating but in reality this volume is like a 4. Nice people in general, but their complete submersion and downright sorry snobbery about all other forms of music can be more than a little off-putting. For this and other reasons no lyrics, difficult listening at times , jazz never seemed quite worth the effort. If only a great book like "Jazz" was around 25 years ago.

Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in We all probably know a jazz buff.

Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux tell what is truly a fascinating story of artistry and beauty and tragedy and, well, love, in their highly accessible new history of this most misunderstood of American art forms.

This is 20th century American cultural history at its finest. The book includes dozens of carefully written, yet non-condescending, measure-by-meaure explanations of dozens of songs and peformances key to the story. Heck, they even explain what a "measure" is! With a little effort, the reader comes to understand what jazz is trying to do, how its genuises advanced the form and why it all matters. Best of all, the authors avoid the usual snide remarks about "simple" music i.

There are even some laudatory comments about landmark rock albums.

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JAZZ BY SCOTT DEVEAUX PDF

Lists with This Book. Recordings: for Jazz Refresh and try again. I was quite familiar with jazz history, but still learned some things from the narrative; but, more than that, the numerous descriptions of pieces was incredibly helpful. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Emphasizing its African American roots, Jazz traces the history of the music over the last hundred years. Good views on musical theory and aspects.

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