Jazz For Dummies
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Part I: What Is Jazz?
Chapter 1: Listening to Jazz: Altered Ears.
Chapter 2: Birth of an American Music: Jazz to the 1920s.
Chapter 3: The Rise of Big Band Swing: The 1930s and Beyond.
Chapter 4: Bebop to Cool: The 1940s and 1950s.
Chapter 5: Fractured Forms: The 1960s and 1970s.
Chapter 6: Latin Jazz: Seven Decades of Spicy Seasonings (1930s to the 1990s).
Chapter 7: Jazz Now.
Part II: Up Front.
Chapter 8: Saxophonists: Jazz's Main Guard.
Chapter 9: Trumpeters: Jazz's Bright, Brassy Showstoppers.
Chapter 10: Vocalists: Swinging without an Axe.
Part III: Keyboards.
Chapter 11: Piano and Other Keyboards: Black and White Keys to Jazz.
Chapter 12: Organists: Cool, Laid-Back Peacekeepers.
Part IV: Percussion.
Chapter 13: Drummers: Swingin' through Time.
Chapter 14: Vibraphonists: Jazz's Musical Rhythm Makers.
Part V: Strings.
Chapter 15: The Bassists: Boomers of the Beat.
Chapter 16: Guitar: Strung Out on Jazz.
Part VI: More Brass and Reeds.
Chapter 17: Clarinetists: Leading Licorice Men.
Chapter 18: Flutists: Mellow Pipers of Jazz.
Chapter 19: Trombonists: Sliding to the Beat.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Trustworthy Jazz Labels.
Chapter 21: Catching Real Live Jazz.
Chapter 22: Resources for Further Jazz Enlightenment.
Appendix A: Starting a Collection.
Appendix B: What's on the CD?
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