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ISBN-10 0205937411ISBN-13 9780205937417
ISBN-10 0205937004ISBN-13 9780205937004
Author(s): Mark C. Gridley
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 320

An Introduction to jazz and how to listen to it

Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz formedin response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory to jazz text.  This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. With slightly over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, 7e allows students to understand a broad range of Jazz Styles without feeling overloaded.  Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles providing a basis for further explorations.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • begin to appreciate how jazz is made

  • know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz

  • know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are

  • know why each significant musician is important be able to distinguish the main style eras