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    The Imperfect Art: Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture (Portable Stanford Book Series) (Paperback) By (author) Ted Gioia

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    DescriptionThis stimulating and perceptive study of jazz relates the work of jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman to such subjects as primitivism in the arts, neoclassicism, good and bad taste, improvisation and recordings and the imperfection of art, and aesthetics in general.

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    The Imperfect Art
    Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ted Gioia
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 278 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195063288
    ISBN 10: 0195063287

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVGK, AVA, AVGJ
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25940
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    DC20: 781.65
    DC22: 785.4209
    Thema V1.0: AVA, AVLP
    Edition statement
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 July 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ted Gioia is Lecturer in Jazz Studies at the University of Stanford
    Review quote
    'In seven intelligent, uncranky, well-written chapters, scholar and pianist Gioia provides a compelling primer on jazz aesthetics.' Booklist 'In a series of short, pithy articles Gioia (pronounced 'Joya') tackles questions that most of us involved in jazz never stop to ask ourselves, maybe because they would make us uncomfortable. This is provocatively readable and, while not your average jazz book, it should make those who listen to and/or observe this music think about what it is they're doing.' Brian Priestley, Jazz Express 'This excellent book attempts to fit jazz into its proper cultural context and by implication correct many prejudices, illusions and errors of judgement. Clarity of writing and viewpoint makes for a stimulating read.' Declan O'Driscoll, In Dublin