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The Making Of Jazz: A Comprehensive History

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (first published August 15th 1984)
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Anthony Glass
An excellent companion to the Burns series (or vice versa, actually--read this first! It has wurds 'n' stuff!) I gave it four stars only for the one nitpick that, in order to amplify a musical point he would occasionally make some generalizations such as how swing players almost learned to phrase away from the beat, which may be true, but it's difficult to really grasp what he means by such statements without a lot of examples. I get it now, but somehow I can't imagine that Coleman Hawkins, the...more
Jim
Unlike most jazz histories, this book focuses on the the musical details that differentiate one style or one artist from another, with careful examples from specific records. Louis Armstrong is not just wonderful. We find that he introduced the concept of extended solos, playing away from the ground beat, and shaping a solo to tell a story rather than simply providing a variation. The inexperienced reader comes away from this book much wiser.

Being over 30 years old, the book has its limitations....more
Marvin
This exceptional book may be out of print and that is sad for it is one of the best single narratives of the history of jazz. James Lincoln Collier is an excellent writer and an thorough researcher. There are two things than stand out in this book. One is his hypothesis that all great innovations in jazz of ones of rhythmic proportions and not melodic or harmonic. The other thing I like is that he makes no excuses for the jazz giants. While acknowledging the greatness of artists of Charlie Parke...more
Aleksey Trufanov
Книга рассказывает об истоках джаза, его развитии, основных стилях и наиболее значимых представителях — от самого возникновения джаза до конца 60-х годов.

Написана интересно. В ней хватает и музыкального анализа произведений и исполнителей, который (анализ), скорее всего, будет понятен только читателям, знакомомым с теорией музыки.
Michinio Camorelli
I'd rather read the book with more musical topics, than just biographies and the history, but this book is anyway quite nice. Read many facts I did not know and bit of interesting analysis and views.
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James Lincoln Collier (born June 27, 1928) is a journalist, author, and professional musician.

Collier's notable literary works include My Brother Sam Is Dead (1974), a Newbery Honor book that was also named a Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association and nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. He also wrote a children's book titled The Empty Mirror (2004), The Teddy Bear Hab...more
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