Jazz For Dummies

Jazz For Dummies

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This is a wide-ranging look at the key people, places and music in jazz from yesteryear to today. There are interviews with masters such as Dave Brubeck and James Moody and profiles of all-time greats like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Wynton Marsalis. The book discusses the difference between ragtime, bebop and fusion, and includes a comprehensive discography. The accompanying audio compact disk provides a soundtrack of jazz classics.
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  • Mixed media product | 358 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 675.86g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764550810
  • 9780764550812

About Dirk Sutro

Dirk Sutro, former jazz writer for the Los Angeles Times, was baptized into live jazz at San Francisco's legendary Keystone Korner. He has written about jazz for more than 15 years and has profiled or reviewed major players ranging from Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, and Pat Metheny to Mose Allison, Milt Hinton, and Chick Corea. Sutro also interviews jazz musicians as regular guest host of the "These Days" on public radio.
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