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9780764550812 / 0764550810

Jazz For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

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Publisher:For Dummies

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Every jazz lovers got his or her favorites. For some, its John Coltranes breathy, bitter-sweat ballad, Naima. For others, its Duke Ellingtons hard-jiving swing opus Take the A Train. Then theres Miles Daviss epic-making Kind of Blue, the improv tour de force in which Miles, Trane, and Cannonball trade solos and achieve sheer melodic transcendence. Whether you like it hip or mellow, hot or cool, Dixieland or avant garde, jazz is a vast and many-faceted sound space (and soul space) that you could spend a lifetime exploring. And it couldnt hurt to have a savvy guide like former Los Angeles Times jazz critic and author Dirk Sutro to help you navigate its many depths and riches.

In Jazz For Dummies, Sutro takes you deep into the history and soulful sounds of jazz. From Sachmo to Bird, Mingus to Weather Report, you get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the masters and their music, and you:

  • Get the lowdown on jazz, firsthand, from todays greats
  • Get inside the different types of jazzfrom big band to bee-bop to funk
  • Get a handle on the concepts, terms, and conventions that distinguish jazz from other forms of music
  • Get a perspective on the history of jazz
  • Put together a fine jazz collection of your own
  • Recognize the key characteristics of particular players sounds

Whether youre getting into jazz for the first time or youre been in the scene for years, Jazz For Dummies is a treasure trove of facts, insights, and guidance on:

  • One hundred years of jazzfrom Dixieland to fusion and beyond
  • Great front men and women, on sax, trumpet vocals
  • Keyboard geniuses of jazz from ragtime to the present
  • Percussionists, bassists, and guitarists of note
  • Shopping for jazz recordings and finding live jazz in your area

The bonus CD features a sampling of vintage recordings, including cuts by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Tatum, and others.

Your swingin guide to the world of jazz, Jazz For Dummies lets you tune into the different jazz styles and help you become a more savvy listener.

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