The Imperfect Art

The Imperfect Art : Reflections on Jazz and Modern Culture

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This 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. Students of music and all those interested in jazzshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195053435
  • 9780195053432

About Ted Gioia

About the Author Ted Gioia teaches jazz history and performance at Stanford University. His debut album as a jazz pianist, The End of the Open Road, will be released in Spring 1988.show more

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