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Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years

Essential Jazz: The First 100 Years
Author: Henry Martin - Keith Waters
ISBN 13: 9780495505259
ISBN 10: 495505250
Edition: 2
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 2008-01-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $192.95

A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, 2e, delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in ragtime and blues through swing and bebop to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to learners with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz.