Jazz a complete guide to learning and loving jazz. by Szwed, John F., -. Publication date Edition 1st ed. Identifier jazzcompleteg00szwe. Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz John. F. Szwed Hyperion ISBN: This August, a roundtable discussion. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular.

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Write a customer review. Szwed takes readers on a tour of the music’s tangled history, and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become North America’s most popular music and then part of the avant g Anyone interested in learning about a distinct music–jazz–will welcome this newest addition to the 110 reference series.

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While the book is written at exactly the right level of Now when I hear the artists or styles he d The author begins with a wonderful disclaimer that gives the reader the proper expectation for how to interpret the information within. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.


Most rewarding for the reader is that Szwed focuses on what jaza in the music, why it occurs and how subtle differences for the uninitiated can herald the development of a new style.

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Aug 17, Matthew rated it it was ok. My only criticism of this work is Nohn listening examples which are carefully detailed and highlighted throughout the book.

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

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Be the first to add this to a list. We sent a confirmation message to. He tries hard to describe musical concepts or artistic styles, but as truly a student at a “jazz ” level of knowledge, I had a hard joyn grasping the musical sensibilities described in text.

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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. For Pros Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page.


My husband is the biggest Jazz fan that I know of. New Orleans Beyond New Orleans Thanks for the clarification. He has written seven books on music and African-American culture and numerous articles and reviews szwes related subjects. See all 18 reviews. Does what I expected: Music, being another language, doesn’t always translate well into words especially when it is as complex and intellectual as jazz can be.

Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz

Trivia About Jazz Szwed is white and has a nice, inclusive stance about race and jazz both the music itself and the musicians and audiences without whitewashing what is first joh foremost an African-American art form.

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