|Publisher:||Independent Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2009|
|Number of Pages:||754|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 9.0 x 2.0|
Jazz encompasses such a variety of styles that it is often difficult to understand its evolution. Exploring how each generation of musicians has added to and transformed the genre, Berendt and Huesmann offer a fairly standard approach in their chronological discussion of styles and major practitioners. What sets this book apart is its attention to the myriad instruments and how jazz musicians were unique in focusing on timbre, playing an instrument their own distinctive way.
Verdict: This seventh edition of a classic first published in 1952 is revised and expanded to include information on contemporary artists, instruments, and styles. This tops the list of titles for understanding jazz, and each edition continues to get better than the last.
-William G. Kenz, Minnesota State Univ.
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