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    Jazz (Hardback) By (author) Gary Giddins, By (author) Scott DeVeaux

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    DescriptionThis is the story of jazz as it has never been told before: from the inside out. In this vivid history of jazz, a respected critic and a leading scholar capture the excitement of America's unique music with intellectual bite, unprecedented insight and the passion of enthusiastic fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from and who created it and why, all within the broader context of American life and culture. From ragtime and blues to the international craze for swing, from the heated protests of the avant garde to the radical diversity of today's artists, "Jazz" describes the travails and triumphs of musical innovators struggling for work, respect and cultural acceptance set against the backdrop of history, commerce and politics. With photographs by Herman Leonard, "Jazz" is also an arresting visual history.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Giddins, By (author) Scott DeVeaux
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393068610
    ISBN 10: 0393068617

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    DC22: 781.65
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    DC22: 781.650973
    LC classification: ML3508 .G54 2009
    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6JD
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    13 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jazz critic Gary Giddins, author of Visions of Jazz, Bing Crosby and Natural Selection, teaches at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Scott DeVeaux, author of The Birth of Bebop, has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for over twenty years.
    Review quote
    Starred Review. There are numerous histories of jazz on the market, but renowned cirtic Giddins and scholar DeVeaux s offering jumps immediately to the top of the list. "