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Jazz For Dummies

Dirk Sutro, Barney Kessel (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-0-7645-5081-2
358 pages
September 1998
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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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