The eleventh edition of this trusted text takes students on an extraordinary musical journey through the changing styles and the fascinating history of jazz. With a strong emphasis on listening and an outstanding photo program, "Jazz" offers an insider's view of the most important music, artists, clubs, and precursors in jazz history. Personal accounts by major players ("Witness to Jazz") take students inside sessions, giving them a firsthand view of the lively context surrounding the growth of this uniquely American art form.
Table of Contents
1: Listening to Jazz 2: Jazz Heritages 3: The Blues 4: Piano Styles: Ragtime to Boogie-Woogie 5: Early New Orleans and Chicago Style Jazz 6: Swing 7: Duke Ellington 8: Bop 9: Cool/Third Stream 10: Miles Davis 11: Hard Bop, Funky, Gospel Jazz 12: Free Form, Avant-Garde 13: Jazz/Rock Fusion 14: Contemporary Trends: A Maturing Art Form Appendix A: Listening Suggestions Appendix B: Notation Examples Glossary Bibliography