How to Listen to Jazz

How to Listen to Jazz

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In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America’s premier art forms. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today’s leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong’s innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music’s history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who’s ever wanted to understand and better appreciate America’s greatest contribution to music.

MIM’s Jazz Exhibit commands one of the largest areas in the United States/Canada Gallery and chronicles the development and growth of jazz in the twentieth century.

253 pages; 5.5 x 8.25 inches; paperbound

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