Jazz : An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music
Explore the essence of jazz from its early roots, to the years of swing and Satchmo, to ragtime and beyond. In Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music, renowned jazz writer Bob Blumenthal offers a perfect introduction to understanding jazz, whether you are approaching the music for the first time or seeking to deepen your knowledge. Inside you will find the people who made the music, history, listening suggestions, jazz trivia, and more. Can you dig it?
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 147.32 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
- 18 Dec 2007
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
The single best compact introduction to jazz currently available engaging, clearly written prose, accompanied by handsome illustrations and a short but useful glossary. Blumenthal s Jazz is the ideal starting point for anyone drawn to the music for the first time. --John E. Hasse for The Wall Street Journal"