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Concise Guide to Jazz

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This abridged version of "Jazz Styles" was developed in response to requests for an introductory book offering the clarity and accuracy of "Jazz Styles" with 1/2 the size, 1/4 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles. Using a simple, yet lively writing style, and an abundance of illustrations, it is easily accessible to readers with no p ...more
Paperback, Sixth Edition, 310 pages
Published January 22nd 2009 by Prentice Hall (first published November 1991)
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El Galan
Dec 26, 2011 El Galan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its a good book to learn the history of Jazz and how modern music relates to it. I learned for instance, that Jazz can trace its linage to military brass bands from the Civil War. So it's literally a musical phenomena that has been going on for centuries.

But it is a tad boring at first for someone who is not particularly into music or already knows the history well.

In either case, its a good read and comes with its sound track of Jazz music.
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