Jazz a complete guide to learning and loving jazz. by Szwed, John F., -. Publication date Edition 1st ed. Identifier jazzcompleteg00szwe. Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz John. F. Szwed Hyperion ISBN: This August, a roundtable discussion. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular.

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The history of Jazz is a hard topic to take on. Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, — Open to the public My library Help Advanced Book Search. Not so much a history of jazz but an examination of what jazz has been from beginning to present. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Szwed leaves the roundtable’s dilemma unresolved.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Jazz is not intended as a history so the sense of historical depth one finds in other works like Gioia’s The History of Jazz is missing.

Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

Very detailed, covering many aspects but very easy to follow. It accomplished what I thought it would and am glad I read it I was not expecting much from szwde book as it bills itself as “Jazz ” and I’m fairly knowledgeable in Jazz but my thoughts are always along the lines of “if I can learn one or two things that I johj know before then it was worth my time”. The History of Jazz.


Dec 28, Dash Williams rated it liked it Shelves: These 13 locations in All: Perfect for a beginner requiring only a desire to really learn, but does not require great deals of effort. English Choose a language for shopping. These 5 locations in Victoria: Otherwise, an author who is obviously highly educated in jazz and many other realms of music has produced a useful collection of information for non- or novice-musicians hoping to expand their appreciation of jazz into the next level.

He spends all of one paragraph on harmony and melody “there is nothing especially unique about this element of the music” and rich seven pages on rhythm.

Jazz 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving jazz

Not everyone who listens to jazz, or plays an instrument for that matter, has this level of knowledge. May not be open to the public Held. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Preview — Jazz by John Szwed. He clearly states that no book covering such a diverse genre can escape being incomplete when it comes to recognizing individual artists, nor escape the inevitable opinions and prejudices of diverging thought on direction and contribution.

Membership has its privileges. This was a good book for jazz as jszz whole including culture, clubs, and instruments. Even old-timers will consider Szwed’s excursions worth chewing on, although hardcore beboppers and West Coasters will be pitching the book at the wallpaper.


Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

Although the combination may not win converts, it should nourish a newfound curiosity. Apr 13, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Share your thoughts with other customers. But, to others who feel jazz includes almost all forms of improvisation the author’s keen insite on sociological and twentieth century demographics play particularly well.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Search Photos by photo tag. Very useful for non beginners as well. It’s difficult to each music through words, and these were particularly dry words. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the music’s tangled history, and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become North America’s most popular music and then part of the avant g Anyone interested in learning about a distinct music–jazz–will welcome this newest addition to the popular reference series.

I found this the most interesting part of the book. Tapi sejauh itu saja, tanpa berusaha memahami dan mengenal jazz lebih jauh, sampai mencari buku mengenai asal-usul jazz segala. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Grover Gardner. Doug Bowker Top Contributor: Separate different tags with a comma.