Jazz is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Jazz is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Results 1 – 30 of 30 Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John F. Szwed and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

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Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John Szwed

See and discover other items: This was a good book for jazz as a whole including culture, clubs, and instruments. My dad used to listen to swing music. Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, — Instead, he makes the case for ragtime as the proper predecessor to jazz to the extent one need be found. References to this book Frankie Manning: Very useful for non beginners as well. Nicolas Carter Narrated by: Yes 0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Rather than reading out certain musicians or approaches, he reads nearly everyone into the jazz tradition. However, the more seasoned jazz fan might just as easily find himself in mental arguement with the author almost from the git go.

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I’d been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. But he also offers insightful commentary on how jazz changed the way the world would Ward, Ken Burns Narrated by: Some of the great jazz musicians are discussed in some depth, but at other times it is simply a list of names of people who played various styles.

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This book is not just a guide, but it Any intro to jazz is going to disappoint some jazz lover somehow, but Szwed does better than most all other writers in getting down to the basics in clear language for the beginning jazz listener, and jazz thinker.

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His is the best explanation of the musical difference between swing and bebop that I’ve read in a jazz history. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

All the questions you’ve asked about what, when, who wrote and performed,where are answered in this very compact and readable book. Anyway, this is a broad look at the firmament of jazz, over the past hundred years or so.


Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Often hard to get through, mostly due to the criticisms I describe later, in the end I was very happy I read it.

The rest continues into a dense history of jazz. Not everyone who listens to jazz, or plays an instrument for that matter, has this level of knowledge.

Otherwise, an author who is obviously highly educated in jazz and many other realms of music has produced a useful collection of information for non- or novice-musicians hoping to expand their appreciation of jazz into the next level.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The History of Jazz. I don’t like any thing boarder line blues and I don’t like anything older than my dad. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. I borrowed this szwdd from my local library.

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Aug 17, Matthew rated it it was ok. I have read many books on jazz history and this was the worst.

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