The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century

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The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century

Format:  Paperback,

754 pages

Edition: Revised, Expand

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: Aug 2009

ISBN-13: 9781556528231

ISBN-10: 155652823X

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For fifty years "The Jazz Book "has been the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume. In this new seventh edition, each chapter has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians since the book's last publication in 1992, as well as the fruits of current research about earlier periods in the history of jazz. In addition, new chapters have been added on John Zorn, jazz in the 1990s and beyond, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western instruments, postmodernist and repertory big bands, how the avant-garde has explored tradition, and many other subjects. With a widespread resurgence of interest in jazz, "The Jazz Book "will continue well into the 21st century to fill the need for information about an art form widely regarded as America's greatest contribution to the world's musical culture.

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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: Aug 2009
ISBN-13: 9781556528231
ISBN-10: 155652823X
Format: Paperback
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

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Review by Library Journal (2009-07-20)

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.

-Moorhead

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Book description

For fifty years The Jazz Book has been the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume.
In this new seventh edition, each chapter has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians since the book’s last publication in 1992, as well as the fruits of current research about earlier periods in the history of jazz. In addition, new chapters have been added on John Zorn, jazz in the 1990s and beyond, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western instruments, postmodernist and repertory big bands, how the avant-garde has explored tradition, and many other subjects.
With a widespread resurgence of interest in jazz, The Jazz Book will continue well into the 21st century to fill the need for information about an art form widely regarded as America’s greatest contribution to the world’s musical culture.

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