Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Now I have to move Mr Stearns over to make way for Mr Gioia and his HISTORY OF JAZZ for I believe it deserves to be in that exalted company. The "History of Jazz" is a very well written survey of a very extensive subject. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I am using it as an aid in teaching my highschool class the history of jazz. I particularly appreciated the sociological and historical implications that the author provided for various movements, trends and changes. Unable to add item to List. I am using it as an aid in teaching my highschool class the history of jazz. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, 2011. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic—acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2000. Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. Something went wrong. Does this book contain inappropriate content? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Although Gioia is much too generous to jazz-rock fusion of the '70s and '80s and probably gives more space than necessary to white dance bands like the Casa Loma orchestra, if you wanted to introduce someone to jazz with a single book, this would be a good choice. A comprehensive history of jazz with a good analysis of the subject . Good stories, well detailed, and well worth the time to read it. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. To an extent, I can understand this. This well-researched, extensively annotated volume covers the major trends and personalities that have shaped jazz. There's a problem loading this menu right now. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Simply - this is an essential book for all music - and I mean music - fans. ``The Africanization of American music,'' as he calls it, begins farther back in American history than New Orleans's aptly named Storyville red-light district around the turn of the century; he starts his narrative in the slave market of the city's Congo Square in 1819, and when it comes to Storyville, he offers hard facts to puncture the picturesque racism that finds jazz's roots in the whorehouses of New Orleans. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. We had to read this book for my first year in Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music All types of history of course consist of making selections of events and then presenting a narrative. The History of Jazz eBook: Gioia, Ted: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store. The first edition of his The History of Jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post, and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times. The first edition of his The History of Jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post, and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times. Many of the documentaries/books have lots of opinions, but Ted Gioia tries to remain neutral. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2019, Take your mind of the pains of life --listen to jazz in the back ground while listening to the audio Excelent, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 26, 2017. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017, Ted Gioia writes a very unbiased book on the history of jazz. People often get wrapped up in the gossipy nature of jazz history, but, in THOJ, the emphasis is on the music. Jazz is a chameleon art, delighting us with the ease and rapidity with which it changes colors. Incredible book! Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. If you happen to be new to the subject of jazz history - as I was 17 years ago when I read the first edition of this book, in paperback - then this book is a very good place to start. Please try again. Knowledgeable, vibrant, and comprehensive, it is among the small group of books that can truly be called classics of jazz literature. ML3506.GS4 1997 781.65'09 ─ dc21 97-102 All photographs in this book are courtesy of The Frank Driggs Collection. Also admirable is that the book doesn’t ignore, but definitely doesn’t overemphasize the many tragedies and personal problems of early jazz stars. Now, in Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz, we have at last a book that captures all these colors on one glorious palate. Ted Gioia’s “The History of Jazz” is an exceptionally well-written, well-researched, balanced, and comprehensive survey of the topic. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Were these same acquaintances to ask me now how they might find a way in to this strange musical world, I would advise them to start with Ted Gioia's book. Is there any other book that is as true as this book, when recalling the intricate history of jazz? … Ebooks. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2011. Now, in, The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century. So it was very challenging to read when there wasn't much "white space". Others did a thorough job of detailing the events that were connected to the music. If there is, it has escaped my eyes and i invite the opurtunity to read it. He even includes a suggested listening section at the back of the book. Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. This should be more properly be entitled A History of Jazz rather than The History. Skip to main content.in. This eBook has: The publisher has been notified to correct these issues. Jazz. P.L. I have read practically every jazz history book that was published in the past 50 years. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. For novice readers looking for a quick over-view of jazz history and trends the book is probably over-long and detailed. Ted Gioia, a fine pianist and jazz-lover, succeeded in presenting the rich, intricate history of America’s music in about 400 pages. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. Oxford University Press (December 17, 1998), Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2011. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He even includes a suggested listening section at the back of the book. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Something went wrong. This book is a necessary investment for any jazz afficianado. Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 9, 2011), Thorough but sometimes a biased look at the history of jazz, Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2018. Please try again. I. Please try again. Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. Jazz's history has been written by entirely too many mythographers and polemicists. Incredible book! Knowledgeable, vibrant, and comprehensive, it is among the small group of books that can truly be called classics of jazz literature. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2014, I am really enjoying reading this book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. The History of Jazz eBook: Gioia, Ted: Amazon.in: Kindle Store. The History of Jazz. Find out how you can print for free using your library card's free printing allowance. The history of jazz / Ted Gioia. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unable to add item to List. Many of the documentaries/books have lots of opinions, but Ted Gioia tries to remain neutral. Ted Gioia. Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2009. Reading about the life of Monk, I was introduced to an enormous array of other players and how they fitted into the picture. Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? From the seed first planted by slave dances held in Congo Square and nurtured by early ensembles led by Buddy Belden and Joe "King" Oliver, jazz began its long winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms--swing, bebop, cool jazz, jazz-rock fusion--and a thousand great musicians. I'd greatly recommend it to anyone wishing to survey the major developments, composers and performers or America's original musical art form. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This book is a necessary investment for any jazz afficianado. The only thing better of course is watching jazz musicians play! These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. The first edition of his The History of Jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post, and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times.He is also the author of Delta Blues, West Coast Jazz, Work Songs and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans. Try. We had to read this book for my first year in Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2018. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. But I guess that's how critics behave. I want information, authenticity, entertainment; and decent writing. This is a great deal of information and I learned so much the first time (and ended up buying a lot of great CDs as a result), but many of the names and their stories went over my head. The excellent bibliography and list of recommended listening make this a valuable purchase for libraries building a jazz collection. Ted Gioia. If you are looking for a well written, well researched, interesting run through the history of the greatest musical form of the twentieth century then your search is over. Back then I had only a minimal knowledge of the big names and movements in jazz history, but I was very eager to expand my jazz knowledge beyond the "smooth jazz" that was ruling the airwaves at the time. Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic - acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Ted Gioia's first new jazz book since The History of Jazz , The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire, is a comprehensive handbook to the 250 most important jazz compositions. Gioia’s “How to Listen to Jazz” is also an outstanding work, but more succinct and suitable for casual fans. Very informative, a good insight to the beginning of such a lovely form of music. "Ted Gioia (born 21 October 1957) is an American jazz critic and music historian who wrote The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, both selected as notable books of the year by The New York Times. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 27, 2017. The History of Jazz eBook: Gioia, Ted: Amazon.in: Kindle Store. Jazz ─ History and criticism. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2018. Please try again. Gioia is an editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The History of Jazz: Edition 2. Knowledgeable, vibrant, and comprehensive, it is among the small group of books that can truly be called classics of jazz literature. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The History of Jazz (eBook) : Gioia, Ted. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 7 9 10 8 6 Ted Gioia is not only articulate in his representation of jazz history, but his facts are documented well above reproach. He is also the author of Delta Blues, West Coast Jazz, Work Songs and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool. Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2008. Title. This was quickly followed by the more experimental modern jazz movement, with artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie redefining the music and moving beyond entertainment into the realm of "serious" music. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. 1. Every so often you may be mildly irritated by Giola's showing off of his breadth of listening and reading and his assertions of how right and perceptive he is compared with other critics. I teach a Jazz and Politics course in the university (PoliSci dept) and Gioia's book helped me in some of the issues I needed to raise. Giola is, like any historian and critic, entitled to his views and you'll find his descriptions of influences interesting - many leading musicians did not confine themselves simply to reacting to predecessor jazzers. The first edition of his The History of Jazz was selected as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post, and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times. Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Ted Gioia is a musician, author, and leading jazz critic and expert on American music. More succinct and suitable for casual fans s “ how to Listen to jazz is. Star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don ’ t use a simple average ml3506.gs4 1997 ─. 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