Ted Gioia



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The History of Jazz

4.05 avg rating — 3,255 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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How to Listen to Jazz

4.11 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Delta Blues: The Life and T...

4.21 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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The Jazz Standards: A Guide...

4.40 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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West Coast Jazz: Modern Jaz...

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4.15 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Birth (and Death) of th...

3.62 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Imperfect Art: Reflecti...

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Love Songs: The Hidden History

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Healing Songs

3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Work Songs

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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“Jazz at this time is still mostly a group effort.”
Ted Gioia, How to Listen to Jazz

“The resulting amalgam - an exotic mixture of European, Caribbean, African, and American elements - made Louisiana into perhaps the most seething ethnic melting pot that the nineteenth century world could produce. This cultural gumbo would serve as breeding ground for many of the great hybrid musics of modern times; not just jazz, but also cajun, zydeco, blues, and other new styles flourished as a result of this laissez-faire environment. In this warm, moist atmosphere, sharp delineations between cultures gradually softened and ultimately disappeared.”
Ted Gioia, The History of Jazz
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“As recently as the twentieth century, some cultures retained religious prohibitions asserting the “uncleanliness” of believers eating at the same table as musicians.”
Ted Gioia, The History of Jazz

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