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How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz

An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today’s leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong’s innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music’s history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who’s ever wanted to understand America’s greatest contribution to music.

“Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees.” —Economist
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Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz

On Sale: September 19th 2017

Price: $24.98

ISBN-13: 9781478995616

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Meet The Author: Ted Gioia

Ted Gioia is a jazz pianist and an award-winning music historian. The author of ten books, Gioia is currently a columnist for the Daily Beast.



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